The lack of leaders is a primary road block to corporate growth, according to a recent survey by Stanton Chase International.
Engineers, particularly those with business skills, continue to be the highest in-demand function. The survey suggests it might be beneficial for universities and companies to promote broader career development for engineers. Engineers with a dual degree in engineering and economics seem to be performing better when compared with their single degree colleagues.
A low ranking for mentoring as a strategy for leadership development (fifth of five) was surprising, according to the consulting firm. “As there is also a trend away from ex-pat assignments, mentoring would seem to be a low risk/high reward leadership development tool.”
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