I don’t have a ten-year study to prove it.
I don’t have a trendy article that declares this is true.
But, I’ve quoted this for years and candidly no one has challenged me yet.
95% of all organizational problems are a result of ineffective leadership.
Still with me? Believe my bold assumption?
Let’s break it down:
- leaders develop budgets
- they hire
- they fire
- they approve just about everything including vacations and staffing assignments
- they implement new strategies
- they decide on how communication will flow and which tools will be used
- and on and on…
With so much authority concentrated in a small group, wouldn’t we expect those leaders to be dynamic, engaging, savvy, and passionate about the people they are leading?
Where should we go from here? If 95% is a real thing, does that trigger a response? What does that response look like? It’s easy to say that leadership is important; however, framing true leadership as a very small group of individuals that control everything feels a bit different, right?
What about empowered employees?
What about pushing decision-making down to the frontline?
I don’t believe it’s true…that’s just double-talk in my opinion.
What do you think?
Thanks for being here.