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Straight Talk on Leadership: Solving Canada's Business Crisis by R. Douglas Williamson

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Cost of Benign Neglect

In business, we don't devote a fraction of the time these young kids get to the necessary training, coaching and development of our next generation of leaders—the future stars who will be asked to guide our businesses forward. It is as though the practice time we ask our young players to invest so they can master the game of hockey is somehow seen as unnecessary when they graduate to the junior ranks of organizational life and the game of business.

Sure, some organizations have orientation programs in place, and others may even have a Training and Development Department. Some may offer to pay a portion of an employee's tuition to support an Executive MBA, but that is not what is required to develop talented leaders. ...

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