Leaders at All Levels
IN THIS SUMMARY
In Leaders at All Levels, Ram Charan addresses a growing problem in business—the shortage of leaders who are prepared to face today’s complex business environment. Many companies struggle to find successors for their top jobs, and many leaders rise to the top only to fail shortly after getting there.
Supported through decades of observation and experience with successful leaders, Charan presents a remedy for this leadership crisis, what he refers to as the Apprenticeship Model. People with the talent for leadership are immersed in increasing complexity during their careers with stiff challenges hand-picked for them. Bosses play a key role in accelerating these future leaders’ development, while HR becomes the trustee of the Apprenticeship system. This new breed of leaders, Charan believes, develops faster and better, and boards have better choices when it comes time to select the next CEO.