This past Semester I taught a General Psychology class for the University of Delaware. It never fails to amaze me the number of students that tend to wait to the last minute to see if they can do some extreme measure to pass a class they have been failing the whole semester. Warnings at the beginning of the Semester, regularly posted reminders throughout the semester, notes on the exams, nothing seems to work.
Unfortunately, I observe the same short sightedness in many companies. Instead of developing the leadership skills of younger employees, the majority of companies wait too long. Practicing anything, like say golf, or horse riding, without training is inadvisable. The fact that so many managers are practicing leadership without training should ring an alarm bell for you. Continue reading »