Closing the Leadership Skill Gap – Medieval Style!

JC Ayers

VP, Human Resources at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Learning Objectives

We are facing a global leadership crisis. Companies across the world are struggling to find effective leaders. The World Economic Forum listed the lack of effective leadership as the third most pressing global issue, behind deepening income inequality and joblessness in depressed regions. Shouldn’t this crisis be fixable through more education and increased training for leaders? Well, companies across the globe already spend approximately 46 billion dollars annually on developing leaders. Perhaps it’s time to go back to tried and true methods of learning and development.


Key Takeaways:



  • A leadership skill gap exists globally

  • To improve engagement, productivity and retention, we must close the leadership skill gap

  • Soft skills can be taught and can improve