What To Do About The Brain Drain

"Brain Drain" (Cover Story, Sept. 20) fails to mention the cause of this crisis. We have failed to develop a systematic method for developing those who will be in charge. We have relied on personal-development programs, subjective feedback mechanisms, and MBA programs taught by people who have never worked in business to develop the knowledge required to lead. We have settled for the use of abstract terminology to define the skills and abilities required and then embarked on development paths that have precipitated this current dilemma.

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