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Does Leadership Training Work?

Leadership is the most studied and least understood concept in organizations. We can all differentiate “good” from “bad” leadership, but this is more often after the fact. We seem to revel in the downfall of so many CEOs, especially on Wall Street, and attribute their failures to hubris and greed. At the same time, we cherish the charismatic leader, and endow him or her with almost superhuman qualities. How much greater is our disappointment when they fail to live up to our expectations, as Obama and Ignatieff have recently shown, as well as the former CEOs of RIM. There are a myriad of definitions of leadership, all with a grain of truth, and thousands of research studies have been conducted in an attempt to discover the “god particle” of leadership. Progressive organizations provide their employees with leadership training and some of the most robust centres of leadership development reside in the military and in the corporate world (GE for example). But these examples are few and far between.

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Jack Muskat
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Jack Muskat
Jack Muskat, Ph.D., is a Toronto-based Organizational Psychologist, writer and lecturer with over 25 years consulting and business experience with individuals and organizations. He advises senior executives and managers around selection and developmental planning. Dr. Muskat is an acknowledged expert on issues relating to organizational culture and leadership, succession planning and strategic management. He also teaches courses on leadership and negotiations at the Schulich School of Business.
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