Developing leadership skills that transform the supply chain to new levels of excellence is becoming more of a priority for organizations. Supply chain organizations need to take a holistic, strategic and global approach to leadership development. APQC's research indicates that there is a significant gap between leadership competencies needed for an organization to be successful and the competencies that employees currently possess, suggesting that there is indeed a leadership skills gap.
Business executives agree: True leaders are rare, but absolutely necessary to the success of an organization. So what makes a great leader? And how can those traits be learned, and passed on others? We get multiple views on the subject.