In this edition, I’m going deep on an unanticipated leadership crisis. One that is making devastating waves in companies big and small.
No matter the size of the team or the height of the ladder, leadership is a mantle worn by many, often with varying degrees of preparation.
A recent revelation from The Guardian sheds light on a concerning trend – a good number of individuals finding themselves in leadership roles almost by chance, not by design.
The ripple effect?
One in three UK workers have quit jobs due to unsatisfactory management.
(Not from the UK? Trust me, these problems don’t stop at borders!)
This isn’t a reflection of intent, but often a matter of preparation. Whether steering a start-up singlehandedly, guiding a team, or orchestrating an entire organisation, the essence of leadership remains the same. It’s about making informed decisions, fostering a culture of Kountability (see my LinkedIn posts), and navigating stormy seas with a steady hand.
The good news?
Leadership is a skill, not a birthright.
It’s a journey of self-discovery, learning, and embracing a mindset of radical accountability and total ownership.
With the right resources, mentoring, and a dash of courage, the transition from accidental manager to intentional leader is a journey well within reach for us all.
So, let’s not leave our leadership to chance, but cultivate it with purpose and insight.
And if you’re leading leaders, don’t leave their success to chance either—give them the training and resources they need.
Until next time, keep charging ahead in leadership…