Recommended read for all leadership and management. I would agree this situation occurs most often with a sector of older senior executives, but lest you dismiss this as not your issue, it also happens far too frequently with all age level leadership and management. AND, by definition of the dysfunction, almost none recognize the issue.
Excerpt: In the research for our book, Beyond Performance, we found that the reason for this is that most executives don’t see themselves as “part of the problem.” Therefore, deep down, they do not believe that it is they who need to change, even though in principle they agree that leaders must model the desired changes
Read full article via How to Get Senior Leaders to Change – Scott Keller – Harvard Business Review.