Six Reasons To Be a Prime Member
In terms of the marketing jargon, your college degree is a generic brand. It's pretty much like all the other degrees that are out there. For example, a business administration degree has pretty much the same required courses, one of which is NOT leadership.
You must differentiate yourself by building a differentiated set of the skills, knowledge and experiences that set you apart from the rest of the pack who are about your same age. Generic might be better, but you pay more for the brand.
In the West, you must standout and get noticed. It's what the military refers to as visibility. What good does do you if you are the best employee in the department if the bosses' boss and the bosses' bosses' boss don't know who you are?
"40 thousand fishes won't fill your stomach with fishes." — Italian Proverb
We have to measure our commitment (i.e. behavior) really is. One way to assess this is to examine how one spends time an money. If you spend more money on clothes than you do on leadership development, this is not a good omen. If you can always find money for vacations, but never to purchase leadership videos, leadership is not a high priority. And if you always have time for TV sports on Saturday and Sunday, but can never find time to read even short articles leadership, you are not ready to accept more responsibility.
You see it all the time in business, the delusion that you can change an organization (commonly under the titles of organization change, innovation or even something like organizational change and innovation) without being an extremely skilled transformational leader.
Yet, this person who is expected to change an organization typically cannot change their own beliefs, or their own behavior; let alone one the behavior and believes of someone else. No wonder about 70% of organizational change programs fail (Maurer, 2010).
"The doors of opportunity open most frequently for those best prepared to walk through it." — Murray Johannsen
Somethings don't change much. Unfortunately, too many organizations have a "sink or swim" strategy on leadership development. It goes, "Do a good job, and we will promote you to being a supervisor. " Unfortunately, many new supervisors will fail. Even the failure rate for new executives or senior executives on new assignments is nearly 40% (Fisher, 2012)
For example, Research on Millennials in the area of leadership indicate that they want to lead, but they also know they are not ready. If fact. 70% don't want to work in hugemongous bureaucracies, but would prefer entrepreneurial organizations (Bersin, 2012).
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Bersin, Josh (2013). Millennials Will Soon Rule The World: But How Will They Lead?, Forbes, September 12.
Fisher, Annie (2012). New Job? Get a Head Start Now. Fortune. February 17.
Maurer, Rick (2010). Why 70% of Changes Fails, Reply-mc, An Online Magazine of Organizational Change Management, September 19.