Developing tomorrow's top leaders isn't just one person's responsibility, and it certainly isn't the sole responsibility of the human resources department. It's fascinating to ask incumbent leaders: "How much time have you devoted to building future leaders?" The answers vary greatly.
Equally revealing are the responses when you ask those marked to rise to top executive positions, "How much have you done to develop yourself?" Again, the answers may surprise you.
With the imminent changes in the economic and leadership landscape, it's obvious that ensuring adequate leadership for the future requires everyone do their part. The fact is that effective leadership is perhaps the major driver of organisational success, and ineffective leadership is definitely the major driver of organisational failure. I've worked with Thailand's business leaders for two decades and this has been the case time and time again. Thai organisations seeking sustainable success and progress must pay attention to meeting these imminent leadership needs and plan for the next 10 years.
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