The Seven Traits of Companies Who Build Great Leaders

Our fellow peer group member Arlin Sorenson said in his recent blog that “Leaders are made, not born.” Whether you believe this or not, he does have some compelling reasons that some companies are simply better at developing their leadership talent than others, and it has a great deal to do with INTENTION.

Please tune in this week as Wayne relates Arlin’s thinking and reviews seven traits of companies who build great leaders. What do you think? Are leaders born or made – or is there some combination of other factors? Please share your best thinking in the comments.

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  1. Great video Wayne, As leaders we need to show up in the lives of our future leaders. We need to walk the walk, not just talk the talk. I have often said you can fake caring, but you can’t fake showing up. Succession planning requires that we show up with time, training, money, and the commitment to build future leaders and design a strategic hand of to the next generation. Thanks for sharing this.

    • Thanks, Arnie.

  2. Great presentation. I think i only heard 6 reasons.

    • Yes, Gary. I was waiting to see who would notice. I jammed two into one. Good eye!

  3. The lame excuse reminds me of a CEO and a CFO talking about training at their company. The CEO had promoted training the young future leaders and the CFO was against it due to the cost, when he said to the CEO, “What if we spend all this money on them and they leave?” To which the CEO responded, “What if we don’t, and they stay?” ’nuff said.

    • Great story, Mike, and exactly right! Thanks.

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