“We do not train future pilots; we train future captains.” I’m a sucker for a good quote and this came from a pilot for Cathay Pacific talking about the pilots he flies with. The comment has leadership written all over it.

“We do not train and develop managers; we train and develop future leaders,” should be the mantra of every manager in your organization up to the executive suite. Using this lens, if you ask your leaders how they view their roles, how many do you think you’d find who believe this wholeheartedly? I would venture to say that it would be a small minority.

Every leader’s mission statement should be: “I Develop Future Leaders.”

[Read the complete article by Ron Thomas, Managing Director, Strategy Focused Group, here.]


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