There are some leaders that enjoy the arrival process at a new organization, fixing issues during the honeymoon phase, and then leaving when the C-suite starts asking, "What have you done for me, lately?" Organizations often look externally for candidates that will take a fresh look at issues and solve world hunger. They don’t like to look within because “if my current employees were all that good, I would not be in the mess I am in!"
The concept of grooming leaders is often lost on most organizations when they settle for hiring leaders that quickly get distracted. Some VPs are not able to look at supervisors that have worked their way up to director without still treating them like they are new to the club. They fail to realize that those that rise to the top are often gifted with leadership traits that cannot be taught.