Building tomorrow’s leaders today

By David Brown
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/04/2002

Leadership development has become a front-burner issue for executive management, and therefore a top priority for HR.

A large part of the corporate leadership contingent is rapidly approaching retirement. And with a dearth of qualified people to replace them, organizations are much more interested in providing a good work environment to attract and retain the best talent. One of the most important factors in creating this environment is good leadership.

As the business world has changed in recent years, so too has the leadership development needs of modern organizations, says Don McQuaig. As president of MICA, a consulting and training provider specializing in leadership development, he has talked to many organizations about their leadership needs.