The need to continually develop knowledge and skills is important throughout an organization. You’ve got to have people who are capable of handling new and bigger challenges in all aspects of the business. If they stall, thinking that being competent today is going to be enough for tomorrow, they’ll get relegated to lesser roles and more knowledgeable and experienced people will be brought in over them. I see it happening over and over again.
It’s particularly troubling, when development stalls at the top of an organization. When senior leaders neglect to invest in themselves, it creates a mini-crisis. Often times, the situation continues on indefinitely, hurting the organization’s performance, position in the market, and reputation with employees. No high-performer wants to work for boss who isn’t keeping up and is unable to lead, challenge, and stimulate the organization.
What are you doing to invest in your own knowledge and skills?
I offer executive coaching and selected invitation-only leadership experiences for senior executives who are successful, and want to stay up-to-speed. If you are interested in learning more, contact me.
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Bob Legge has an unmatched ability to help clients achieve competitive advantage, leaving competitors in their dust. He has worked with companies across industries and geographies to align critical elements, dominate their markets, and achieve dramatic results, such as 600% revenue increase in three years. Personally, he enjoys sailing where both his strategic abilities and tactical skills help him see interesting places while having a fabulous time with friends and family. .
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