• 23/11/2016
  • Insights

Leaders lead. It's a simple statement, but it raises more issues than one would expect from the average twoword sentence. Why? Because—given the research this report will present—leaders do not always lead. Indeed, in many cases and with increasing and alarming frequency, the claim that "leaders lead" is simply not true.

Building Leadership Accountability

We’ve heard a great deal about the talent crisis many industries currently face as they compete for the best and the brightest in their fields. There is an equally dire leadership crisis afoot, and organizations and their HR groups have been looking diligently for ways to make sure the leadership pipeline doesn’t run dry. They comb their ranks for leadership prospects, initiate leadership development programs, put mentorship initiatives in lace, provide enhanced incentives and compensation—and still there seems to be growing dissatisfaction with the performance of those who take on the leadership mantle.

What is leadership accountability? It is a quality demonstrated in leaders who are committed to :

  • Getting important work done
  • Always moving things forward
  • Taking personal ownership for one’s words, actions and outcomes