Leadership Development Is Failing Us. Here’s How to Fix It | MIT Sloan Management Review

Leadership & Culture

Many organizations incorporate leadership development programs as a critical component of their leadership development strategy. However, as organizations find ways to maximize their talent investments, proving the tangible return on investment for these programs has grown increasingly essential. This article highlights the limitations of current leadership development programs and underscores the need for a more evidence-based …

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Transition Strategies to Overcome the High Cost of New-Leader Failure | People + Strategy

Leadership & Culture

The high failure rate of newly hired and promoted executives within 12-18 months in their new roles is well-documented. According to a report by DDI, nearly 50% of externally hired executives and 35% of internally promoted leaders fall short of performance expectations in their positions. As the business environment and workplace issues become increasingly complex, leaders, especially those …

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Investing in Your Leaders as a Strategic Asset: A Fresh Look at Measuring the Impact of Leadership Development | Heidrick & Struggles

Talent Development

This article discusses the growing trend of organizations investing in leadership development despite implementing cost-cutting measures in other areas. The authors emphasize the necessity for companies to understand the return on their investment in leadership development and present five key success factors for an evidence-based approach to measuring its impact: 1) Embedding Measurement Throughout the Learning Journey, 2) Defining …

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Strengthen Your Manager Pipeline by Promoting Self-Discovery | Gartner

Talent Development

The transition from an individual contributor to a managerial role is a common aspiration for many early-career workers. According to this article, about two-thirds of those starting out in their careers hope to move into management. Interestingly, one in five managers eventually come to regret their choice of pursuing a managerial position. Given the evolving and increasingly …

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2023 Global Leadership Forecast Report | DDI

Leadership & Culture

Identifying, developing, and retaining future leaders is a perennial priority for many organizations. To help gauge how firms are progressing toward this goal, this 25-page report is part of the longest-running global study of leadership to understand current and future leadership practices. Topics range from how well firms develop their leadership benches, skills that leaders need for …

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How to Help Superstar Employees Fulfill Their Potential | Harvard Business Review

Talent Management

I recently shared an article by Allan Church on identifying and assessing leadership potential. The article pointed to a strong body of research showing there are three critical dimensions on which leadership potential criteria are based: 1) Foundational (personality characteristics future leaders must have, derailers to avoid, and “smarts” needed), 2) Growth (indicators of learning orientation, capability for growth, and the drive …

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A Manager’s Mini Guide To Identifying and Assessing Leadership Potential | Allan Church via Training Industry

Talent Management

Many organizations conduct a talent review process—where one goal is to accurately identify (and develop) employees with the greatest leadership potential. However, determining leadership potential can be difficult and is fraught with challenges, ranging from biases to invalid selection criteria. To help organizations more effectively differentiate “potential,” this article by Allan Church distinguishes three categories of …

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Gartner’s August HR Leaders Monthly on Human Leadership | Gartner

Leadership & Culture

Employees continue to think more intentionally about what they want from their work and other areas of life as part of what some have dubbed “The Great Reflection.” And while “leaders” can be categorized as “employees,” the focus on employee preferences often fails to emphasize that leaders are also re-prioritizing what they want from work and …

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What Leadership Development Should Look Like in the Hybrid Era | Harvard Business Review

Talent Development

Developing the next generation of leaders continues to be a top priority for CEOs and executive teams worldwide. And according to LinkedIn’s 2022 Workforce Learning Report, almost half of the surveyed Learning and Development professionals expected their learning budgets to increase in 2022—a six-year high since the report’s initial publication. As learning leaders invest their budget dollars …

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How to Spot — and Develop — High-Potential Talent in Your Organization | Harvard Business Review

Talent Management

According to The Conference Board report, C-suite Outlook 2022: Reset and Reimagine, developing the next generation of leaders is a top-five internal priority for CEOs globally. And while identifying and developing future leaders has been a perennial priority for most CEOs, many of them report how new workplace challenges and complexities have placed increased importance on …

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