Concerning leadership statistics

We recently conducted the Knowledge Resources Leadership Survey and today we would like to share some of the frightening results with you.

What we found really concerning is that only 27% of the respondents indicated their content leadership programmes are effective (rating 4 or 5 on a 5 point scale). In addition, 76% indicated they can’t evaluate the ROI of the leadership development process. That is despite the fact that 15% of respondents spend over R3-million per annum on leadership development.

And in light of the challenges leaders face today, I was shocked to learn:

  • 80% of the respondents don’t include the knowledge of neuroscience in leadership behaviour;
  • 52% do not cover ambiguity and uncertainty; and
  • 84% do not cover social rethinking and the importance thereof in the business of the future.

These are just some of the issues we are determined to cover in the upcoming Leadership Development Conference. This three day conference will feature speakers from leading SA companies and organisations such as FNB, Palama, GIBS, Wits Business School, Shell, Siemens, Eskom.  They will be speaking on the rapid change and contextual shifts that are causing senior leaders to take a hard look at the leadership talent they will need to carry them into the future.  For example:

  • Bonang Mohale, Chairman of Shell SA and President of the BMF, highlighting the key challenges for leaders of today and tomorrow
  • Cathy Albertyn, Group HR Director, Coca-Cola Sabco, focusing in the competencies required by the new corporate leader as well as how to develop them
  • Ingrid Hurwitz, Head: Leadership Development, FNB will address how leaders who can foster a climate of innovation and growth can be developed

In addition, we will make the full results of our recent Leadership Survey public at this upcoming conference. So if you would like to join us and hear cutting-edge best practices and successful case studies, contact or follow this link.


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