first_imgA lack of leadership among UK firms has created top managerswho think short-term, do not take risks and have tunnel vision on the bottomline.This is the view of Hilarie Owen, chief executive of theInstitute of Leadership, which was launched this week to help improveleadership in UK firms.Owen, who has studied the subject for more than 20 years,believes that British companies are handicapped by conservative thinking atsenior level and that poor leadership is common throughout corporatestructures.She said, “We have to have organisations which are morefocused on leadership. “So many companies have very rigid processes with manymanagers. “People have got to the top by being managers ratherthan leaders. As a result they are risk-averse, focused on the bottom line andthink short-term.” Shift focus to leaders, not managersOn 6 Feb 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more