Many people hold the word “Leadership” as being synonyms with the “top management” or the “leadership team”.
Organisations face challenges of various kind while development their management. One is to identify and develop individuals with leadership potential. Then there is the challenge of chiselling the potential leaders to learn the craft of leadership.
The middle management, who constantly find themselves sandwiched between the top management and the ground reality face their distinctive set of leadership challenges and are constantly striving to adequately managing both “up” and “down” the hierarchy.
As for the top management, they constantly seem to tackle issues of managing, mobilizing, understanding and leading change, while also trying to mentor and coach others.