Companies Wait Too Long to Train Leaders

December 19, 2012

The average age of a supervisor is 33, yet the average age someone begins to get leadership training is 42. That’s a decade of lost potential, or worse, a decade of misguided management!

This data comes from the legendary Jack Zenger who has a great piece over in the HBR blog called, “We Wait Too Long to Train Our Leaders.

In my talks I always mention that there is no downside to treating everyone as a leader in an organization. We don’t need a title or even direct reports to be leaders; we can all lead from where we are. My humble suggestion is that everyone receive leadership training early, and often.

Kevin Kruse is a NY Times bestselling author and serial entrepreneur. His new book, Employee Engagement 2.0, teaches managers how to turn apathetic groups into emotionally committed teams.



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