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Leadership Development Strategy

Summary: Elevate the importance of leadership development, gain an awareness of current development and implementation strategies, and learn how to evaluate leadership development programs for success at the individual and organizational levels in Leadership Development Strategy: Linking Strategy, Collaborative Learning, and Individual Leaders.

KEY FINDINGS

Developing Leadership Strategy

  • Organizations experience major change events leading to profound teachable moments.
  • Organizations build a strong linkage between business strategy and leadership development strategy.
  • Executives use leadership development as a powerful tool to formulate, translate, and communicate strategy.
  • Lean competency models and values are the foundations of strategic leadership development.
Building an Integrated Architecture for Strategic Leadership Development
  • Strategic leadership development is a partnership between senior executives and multiple human resource systems.
  • Strategic Human resources department (HRD) is a key part of the corporate planning cycle.
  • HRD can win the support of top management by involving them in strategic learning initiatives and by knowing the business.
  • Leaders who teach are more effective than those who tell.
  • Corporate learning initiatives tend to focus on high potentials.
Implementing Successful, Strategic Leadership Development
  • Leaders in HRD maintain control of the design and delivery of their programs.
  • Human resources departments leverage their talents with the judicious use of consultants.
  • Integration of leadership development with other talent management systems creates synergies.
Evaluating Success
  • Developing people is a growing measure of executive success.
  • Return on learning is increasingly measured by corporate success rather than individual performance.
  • Successful programs are a process rather than an event.

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