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Why should organizations care about developing leaders?

December 8, 2011

Leaders hold significant responsibility for the direction of the organizations in which they have chosen to lead. By design, the vast majority of organizations count on leaders to meaningfully deliver on organizational commitments to a variety of stakeholders. The ability of leaders to engender the support of their teams is the differentiator for most any organization.

Ultimately, others can replicate technology, process, operating efficiencies and the like. What is much harder to produce are the highly motivated team members willing to give the full effort available toward common goals and the ultimate vision of the organizations in which they work.

Highly effective leaders provide far greater opportunities for their teams and therefore, their organizations to achieve success which is sustainable. Investing in leaders often pays far greater dividends than investing “only” in technology, systems, tools, etc. Organizations that have “played at the top” over long periods of time have invariably figured this out and paid significant attention to the development of their leaders.

 

About the Author:

Harley Ostis is a 30 year veteran in creating strategies for producing the changes needed to achieve the vision of an organization. To build on team dynamics and move organizations forward, Harley engages executives and up and coming talent with the understanding that the application of leadership is necessary at all levels to ensure a healthy and successful organization.

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