I just completed a very interesting assignment, tutoring a South Korean Senior Executive on Leadership practices in the U.S. We covered topics such as characteristics of strong leaders, leading change, crisis management, developing leadership skills, etc.
When mentees ask me how to develop their leadership capabilities, I tell them that the first step in the process is to recognize that they need to assume personal responsibility for the development of their leadership skills. They often say "what do you
mean by that." I then offer some examples. If they are not getting timely feedback on their performance, I urge them to ask for it...