This story accompanies The Leadership Factor.
In The Leadership Gap, the Center for Creative Leadership responds to clients, executives and human resources professionals about their concerns about talent deficiencies within their employee base.
Although economic and operational decisions may be taking priority over talent development in the short-term, today's challenging times also underscore the importance of effective leadership. Layoffs, early retirements and dramatically changing market realities are adding another layer of complexity to companies' understanding of what they need in terms of talent.
This paper shares findings from a Center for Creative Leadership study conducted between 2006 and 2008, designed to explore the concern that leadership skills are lacking. The study showed that crucial leadership skills in today's organizations are, in fact, insufficient for meeting current and future needs.
The report also provides recommendations for organizations seeking to assess and bridge the gap between where they are and where they need to be as they adjust and re-invent themselves in the coming months and years.