Did you lose great leaders during the pandemic? A new study suggests that there was a “big drop” in leadership skills training, formal assessments, and feedback during 2020, compared to previous years.
According to the study, men are more likely to receive transition support than women. For instance, they are 13% more like to get leadership skill training, 19% more likely to receive formal assessments, and 22% more likely to have a formal mentor.
If you want to avoid a “lost generation” of leaders, you need to crate a clear picture of what success looks like, provide constructive formal assessments, offer training and resources, and give ongoing feedback. It is important to recognize when employees are struggling and get them the help and support they need. If these efforts were put on hold during the pandemic, it’s time to re-prioritize them.