Are We Over Grooming Our Leaders?

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Develop executive presence. Teach leadership. Improve style. Helpful grooming uncovers authenticity and expands capacity. But..grooming can go too far. Why over grooming is dangerous. (Are We Over Grooming Our Leaders?

Matthew Fritz‘s insight:

Grooming protoges for future leadership is an important process with benefits to the Team.  There are dangers that lurk within the process that must be addressed: early or inadequate identification, favoritism, etc  How do you watch for these detractors while ensuring your appropriately plan and facilitate the future?

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Matthew Fritz is a leader and mentor in the field of complex organizational change, emotional intelligence, and organization strategy. A successful DoD senior-acquisition program manager and test leader, Matt has earned documented success in the areas of test and evaluation, assessment, technology development and flight operations. He has specialized experience in cost, schedule and performance management and is an active duty Field-Grade Officer with command-experience in the United States Air Force. Matt is also a certified acquisition professional, as well as a certified Emotional Intelligence Trainer/Practitioner. He is the Author of an instructional book entitled, “Leveraging Your LinkedIn Profile for Success” and actively blogs with other military leaders at, as well as his personal blog at He and his wife, Stacy, enjoy life with their daughter and son in New Mexico.

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