Leadership Must Be Cultivated

Posted by: Rod Kurtz on February 27, 2006

“As the job market continues to tighten and good people have more options, it is imperative that companies spend time developing their most important asset — strong leaders of the future. Leadership is not something that can be taught in a classroom. It must be learned through a series of experiences that begins with observing other strong leaders in action, and then continues by developing and using new skills that inspire others to reach a higher level of performance. Just handing someone a title does not make them a leader.”

I can always expand on this if you ever want more.

Jim Evanger
CEO
DOTI Design Stores
Barrington, Ill.

Reader Comments

Patricia J. Williams

March 7, 2006 11:27 PM

Mr. Evanger I am currently attending school to obtain my BS in Business Administration. Currently I am taking a class in "Leadership" as one of our weekly assignments we have to review an article in Business Week that relates to the topic of the week. I would like feedback on a guestion which on your comment above "Just handing someone the title does not make them a leader." That is a great statement I have found that often people are placed into positions without any leadership skills can you go a little further with you comment. What is the difference between being a leader and a manager?

Thank you.

Johnson Lim

April 18, 2006 5:33 AM

Leaders do the right things, Managers do things right.

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