leaders should be a priority for HR
should concentrate on nurturing pre-leadership skills so that good leaders
emerge from within organisations.
was the message from George Edwards, head of strategic development at the
Institute of Leadership & Management.
at the Public Sector People Management Expo in London,
Edwards said he believed the profession could help create the right environment
for would-be leaders to learn integrity, team-working, communication skills and
said this was essential if people were to make the difficult transition from
team player to leader.
called on HR to see the workplace as a community in which people have pride.
believe in natural working – do the job and be yourself at the same time” he said.
for encouraging pre-leadership skills
Openness about direction and goals
Everyone knows how to contribute
Co-operation not competition
Work and effort praised
Work-life balance recognised
Everyone supported to do the job well