Dispelling myths about leadership development

By John Swain
|CHRR, Guide to Management & Executive Development|Last Updated: 06/19/2002

We’re losing our best people.” It’s a common lament and the number-one business reason to implement a leadership development program in an organization.

Emphasis should be placed on the term “business reason.” If leadership development is not identified as a top business priority, it may be relegated to “just another HR program.”

With all due respect to HR programs and HR staff, leadership development is too important to be associated with a single area of an organization.