The puzzle of well-trained leaders

It continues to puzzle us how senior leaders in organizations expect things to go well for lower level leaders who are less trained than they need to be. It's a naive expectation that tenure, education or previous performance as an employee prepares people to be good leaders. 

The Catch-22 is that senior leaders only know what a well-trained leader is to the extent they are well-trained.

I would not argue that skillful leadership automatically occurs when someone is promoted into a leadership position, or assumes a leadership position because they are a founder or owner. Some people come into leadership positions with personal traits and habits that support good leadership, but good leadership is a specific craft that one explicitly learns and practices.