Why don't leaders go to training?
Usually the C level’s create an organisation's vision, from here these same executives choose to either design an organisational culture or to let the culture grow organically. And if culture is defined as the ideas, customs and social behaviour of a society then organisational culture is intrinsically linked to each and every person within an organisation. In relation to learning and development a positive view and an ingrained custom must be supported and modelled by all levels of the organisation including the C level and senior executives.
Lately I have been delivering organisational training including building resilience, growing emotional intelligence, leadership, effective time management and challenging conversations. Whilst there is a good gender, cultural and age balance almost exclusively the attendees are not in leadership positions. This would indicate that whilst the organisation supports development, the senior level executives are not modelling the behaviour when it comes to self development.