Future leaders 'buried' in firms with poor management
Many a times wrong people get to the top of organisations and ruin everything as they lack management skills, say experts.
According to Professor David Clutterbuck, a world expert on leadership and management, leaders of tomorrow could be buried in companies who don't have the management skills to unearth hidden gems and recognise rising stars.
While most businesses talk about employee engagement and development, many don't have a strategy to identify their best employees, often investing in office self-promoters and corporate psychopaths.
"The wrong people do sometimes get to the top of organisations and #65533; and more frequently than we feel comfortable about," News.com.au quoted Professor Clutterbuck as speaking at the HRIZON human resources conference in Melbourne in September.
"Organisational psychopaths get to the top of organisations and ruin everything while they are doing it," he stated.
To prevent that, he said, companies should identify their leaders of the future are and nurture them.
"What businesses have got to look at doing is equipping their managers to be talent scouts. They need to have a better set of criteria to identify who is a hidden gem and has the potential to grow, lead and bring out the best in others," said Mark Busine, General Manager of DDI, experts in talent management.
One of the biggest management mistakes, Clutterbuck pointed out, is when managers are asked to describe what they are looking for when they promote people and they say 'someone like me.'
"Companies need to approach finding the talent within their organisations as a process, we spend a lot of time on other processes, but often not on people," Busine noted.