The blind spot of organisational development

You cannot move an inch in developing any organisation on the surface of this planet unless there is a hearty consent from its leaders to develop themselves first. The idea of developing organisations through developing the whole ship and its crew without developing the captains’ ability to navigate through has retarded businesses for a long time.

Huge investments have been burnt to develop the systems, train the people and upgrade the organisation, but the plane wouldn’t fly high with untrained pilots. The lack of the right leadership development and training for leaders is the only obstruction. This is the major blind spot facing most organisations. They develop the plane, but they forget to train the pilots.

I have seen many organisations and businesses follow advanced OD programs and implementations, but their cultures and environments are stagnant. Their leaders bark orders to develop everything except themselves. If they cannot see themselves as a problem, they cannot fix any other problem.

Following the post mortem examination for the whole organisation, the main cause of death is that the pilots have been trained to take off but not to land.

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