evidence of global labor shortages mounts, so too does the
evidence of increasing skill gaps within the current
A 2006 survey
of more than 240 global learning executives revealed that
only 40 % believe that their companies are addressing
their skill and capacity needs.
businesses must become problem solvers and work to
intensify efforts to invest in supporting a well-trained
and highly skilled workforce that is second to none.
points out that there are growing skill gaps in
non-technical areas, such as leadership, management and
communications, which are equally important to innovate,
collaborate and compete.
information suggests some steps for companies to take in
assessing and addressing potential skill gaps:
the organization’s key strategies and performance
competencies that map to these strategies and
potential skills gap.
and prioritize the path to filling the gap.
results and communicate the impact.
demands on your leaders continue to increase. The bar is
going up … what are your plans to deal with these
Network's service is directed at proactively equipping leadership
teams for the challenges they face by challenging each other to keep
raising the bar, increasing the level of trust and transparency,
encouraging fresh perspectives, breakthrough ideas and innovative
solutions, demonstrating a bias for strategic change, reawakening
creativity, developing a shared sense of urgency, enhancing the
team’s level of cohesion and collaboration along with creating a
forum for validating decisions.
team will show demonstrable progress in their leadership and
and execute development plans that support organizational objectives
and address their needs for soft, technical & business skills
utilizing a library of development planning and execution resources.
Network’s delivery model overcomes the weaknesses of traditional
approaches creating accountability to the executive sponsor, other
workgroup members and to the members themselves. Accelerated
leadership development takes place through use of advanced problem
solving and issue management methods.