Leadership ranks thin

All employees need to be in a position to make a difference.
By David Brown
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/30/2002

The performance of Canadian companies is threatened by a dearth of good leadership, according to a new study.

In fact, as the pace of change accelerates and competition increases, the quality of leadership appears to be falling further behind, said many of the CEOs surveyed in the study for the Conference Board on Canada.

Two years ago, the Conference Board first identified the potential dangers of a leadership gap in Canada. In this followup, CEOs said leaders are actually less able to respond to change and no better at fostering a culture of innovation.