For the third year in a row, leadership registered as one of the most pressing talent challenges faced by global organizations. Nearly 9 out of 10 global HR and business leaders (86%) cited leadership as a top issue, as noted in Deloitte’s 2015 Global Human Capital Trends survey report. Half of all respondents rated their leadership shortfalls as “very important.” And only 6% of organizations believe their leadership pipeline is “very ready.”
Why the leadership shortfall? According to Deloitte Insights,
Organizations will only begin to close the leadership gap with consistency and commitment. Leaders who inspire and innovate, who communicate their vision effectively, and who know how to listen and respond thoughtfully rather than react precipitously, are created through training and experience. People are not born as leaders, and without an investment in them, other investments won’t matter much.
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