Virtue Signals Aren’t Enough: Leadership requires more
Episode #196 // It may surprise you to learn that organizations across the globe spend over US $370 billion annually on leadership development programs. This doesn’t include the millions of other leadership resources that we tap into each day: books, podcasts, networking groups, websites, blogs, social media posts… the content is literally everywhere you turn.
But despite this, none of it seems to move the needle. Leadership appears to be in as poor a state as it’s ever been, and people continue to cite poor leadership as the biggest issue they face at work.
Why aren’t all these leadership development efforts making a difference? Some blame surely rests with our slide towards virtue-signaling. Leadership has become about publicly expressing opinions that demonstrate good character and moral superiority, as much as anything else.
But leadership is so much more… and your people know it!
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