At Collingwood we couldn't agree with this article more. In our latest White Paper on Strategic Leadership Development we researched what makes a commercially successful leadership programme at the top level, and our Big 5 findings support this article.
Organizations that follow these basic rules bring in 37% more revenue per employee, are four times more likely to be efficient (measured through profitability), and are three times more likely to be market leaders and innovative by nature than the low performers we studied. The leadership training industry often sells us “stuff” that we don’t need to buy. The most effective tools for building leaders are culture, network-based management, learning by exposure, knowledge sharing, and a business-driven approach to HR.