There has been building for some time in a great number of organizations a momentous catastrophe that if not acknowledged and acted upon will have devastating results.
This event, a Leadership Cliff, will occur in these organizations because effective leaders are not being created throughout their entire organization. Ultimately, over time, this will cause a decline in purposeful intent and productive action that eventually will lead to organizational apathy.
This will occur because these organizations have failed to:
Properly select individuals with the proper qualifications to lead
Properly created a process of continuous leadership education
Recognize the importance of creating leaders not followers
Maintain an atmosphere where creative and innovative leaders can thrive
Realize the importance of a shared, inspiring vision
Create effective teams
Understand a sense of urgency exists
Remember what they believe
Practice what they believe