Developing Leaders Through a Structured Leadership Development Program


Published on

Many organizations realize the importance of effective leadership to enable an organization to achieve its vision, mission and strategic objectives and to make the organization successful. These organizations place high priority on the training and development of their leaders at various levels and embark on leadership development programs.

Unfortunately, many organizations go for the so-called "quick wins" by conducting a 2-5 days leadership development program, believing this will solve their leadership issues and booster business performance. These organizations have got to be realistic as it is just impossible to develop and turn people into instant effective leaders in 2-5 days.

To develop effective leaders, a Structured Leadership Development Program is needed with a proper process and blueprint for implementation, the duration of which could be at least 6 months.

Published in: Business, Education
  • finding it difficult to download
    Are you sure you want to  Yes  No
    Your message goes here
  • This is a well-structured leadership development program. Expect to talk more and seek any strategic cooperation.
    Are you sure you want to  Yes  No
    Your message goes here
No Downloads
Total views
On SlideShare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Developing Leaders Through a Structured Leadership Development Program

  1. 1. Developing Leaders through a Structured Leadership Development Program Wong Yew Yip
  2. 2. 2 To be able to lead individuals and work teams by applying the required leadership competencies to bring about significant impact on performance and to achieve the desired organizational goals Program Purpose
  3. 3. 3  New or refined Leadership Competency Model with competency assessment protocol for the organization  Pool of talents with the required leadership competencies to lead individuals and work teams to achieve organizational goals  Selected Top Talents with the required leadership potential assessed from the Leadership Development Program  Successful completion of 5 Individual Action Learning Projects by each participant  Successful completion of Team Action Learning Projects in alignment with the organization’s KPIs and strategic projects Program Deliverables
  4. 4. 4 "Leaders aren't born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that's the price we'll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal." ~ Vince Lombardi Are Leaders born or made? Few are born leaders. The rest of us have to learn to lead.
  5. 5. 5 Identify performance issues Clarify high performance expectations Identify performance gaps & “hot spots” 1.3 1.2 Refine/Develop Leadership Competency Model Define Leadership competency elements Develop Leadership Development Blueprint 2.3 2.2 Establish Leadership Development Project Team Design & develop learning solutions Plan roll-out of Leadership Development Program 3.3 3.2 Deliver learning Solutions Assign Individual and Team Learning Projects Individual & Team Coaching for projects 4.3 4.2 Monitor Individual & Team Projects 5 - PHASE LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROCESS ANALYZE the Needs Phase 1 DEVELOP the Blueprint Phase 2 PLAN the Implementation Phase 3 IMPLEMENT the Plans Phase 4 MONITOR Performance Improvements Phase 5 1.1 2.1 3.1 4.1 5.1 Evaluate performance and rectify weakness 5.2 Final evaluation & Graduation 5.3 Leadership Development Process
  6. 6. 6 Final Evaluation & Graduation Specialized Programs for Top Talents LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM BLUEPRINT Individual Project 1 E Individual Project 2 E Individual Project 3 E Individual Project 4 E Individual Project 5 E Team Action Learning Projects (KPI based) E Individual & Team Action Learning Projects Evaluation & Coaching Needs Analysis for Leadership Devt 1 Develop Leadership Competency Model 2 Immediate Supervisor Briefing on LDP 3 PRE-Program Leadership Assessment (by Sup.) MID-Program Leadership Assessment (by Sup.) POST-Program Leadership Assessment (by Sup.) 1 Month 1 Month 1 Month 1 Month 1 Month 1 Month 6 Months Program Development Program Blueprint 5 Module1 Program Intro & Personal Mastery 4a Module 2 Strategic Thinking 4b Module 3 Project Mgmt 4c Module 4 Collaboration 4d Module 5 Inspiring People 4e Leader Development Learning Solutions4 1 Month
  7. 7. 7 What are the performance needs to achieve results? What are the performance issues/problems? What competencies do the performer need to do the job? PERFORMANCE NEEDS PERFORMANCE ISSUES COMPETENCY NEEDS LEARNING SOLUTIONS BUSINESS NEEDS What are the business needs? ? ? ? ? ? ? What knowledge/skill/ beliefs they must learn to reduce the competency gap? Training Related Non-Training Related Training Needs Analysis1
  8. 8. 8 Organization’s Vision, Mission, Strategies & Core Values Interviews & Workshop with Senior Management/ Managers Organization’s Leadership Competency Model Approval by Management to adopt & implement Leadership Competency Model  Leadership Competencies describe behaviors that define leadership excellence required of leaders of an Organization to drive sustainable performance  The purpose of the Leadership Competency Model is to drive leadership development of leaders across all levels of the Organization Leadership Competency Model Development2 1 2 3 4
  9. 9. 9 Each leadership competency has : DEFINITION - a formal statement of the exact meaning of the competency DESCRIPTORS - competency elements or terms that serve to describe and the “observable and actionable behaviour “ that are required for the competency An Example of a Leadership Competency Competency Definition Descriptors Teamwork Leads cross-functional and diverse teams towards a common goal and to attain strategic objectives • Demonstrates the ability to work with others irrespective of gender, race and age in pursuit of the organization's goals • Puts aside individual goals when necessary to focus on group objectives • Works to manage disagreements and negotiate resolutions to intra-team and inter-team conflict in order to create a conducive work environment Leadership Competency Model Development2
  10. 10. 10 Personal Mastery Influencing Change Strategic Thinking Inspiring People Collaboration Mastering self and role-modeling for others to follow Initiating changes for continuous improvement Charting the right direction, strategies and actions Achieving results for organization and self fulfillment Teaming and partnering to achieve common goals PROGRESSIVE LEADERSHIP COMPETENCY MODEL Leadership Competency Model Development2
  11. 11. 11 Level Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Role Support Operational Tactical Strategic Position Executive Supervisor Manager Senior Management LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES (Able to) Personal Mastery Strategic Thinking Project Management Collaboration Inspiring People Low HighIncreasing complexity in Competency Competencies needed to lead Work Teams to support initiatives to achieve performance targets Competencies needed to lead Sections to implement projects to achieve performance goals Competencies needed to lead Departments to deploy strategic projects in alignment with Organizational Vision, Mission and Strategic goals Competencies needed to lead the Organization or Business Divisions to achieve Organizational Vision, Mission and Strategic goals Leadership Competency Model Development2
  12. 12. 12  To update the participant’s Immediate Supervisors on the organization’s Leadership Development Program  To seek their critical involvement in the development of the participants through:  assessing the participants’ progress throughout the program  approving and supporting the participants’ individual and team action learning projects  Mentoring and coaching the participants  Completing the leadership assessment of the participants - Pre, Mid & Post assessments OBJECTIVES Briefing for Immediate Supervisors3
  13. 13. 13 Module 1 (3days) Program Introduction & Personal Mastery 4a Module 2 (3days) Strategic Thinking 4b Module 3 (3days) Project Management 4c Module 4 (3days) Collaboration 4d Module 5 (3days) Inspiring People 4e • Opening Address by Senior Mgmt • Program Overview & Orientation • Introduction to Leadership • Team Building/ Bonding • Personal Mastery • Problem Solving & Decision Making • Law of Success • Self-Assessment • Strategic Thinking • Strategic Management • Sun Tzu Art of War • Innovation & Creativity • Self-Assessment • Project Management • Flawless Execution • Self-Assessment • Leading Work Teams • Networking • Communication • Managing Your Boss • Collaboration • Self-Assessment • Gaining Commitment • Law of Attraction • Inspiring People • Self-Assessment The above are generic learning solutions for Progressive Leadership Competency Model and could be customized to the organization’s needs It is recommended that Module 1 be an off-site residential program with evening sessions to cater for Team Building/Bonding activities. It will also focus on opening address by Senior Management, Program Introduction & Orientation, Introduction to Leadership and Team Building/Bonding 1 2 Leadership Development Learning Solutions4
  14. 14. 14 Specialized Learning Programs are for further leadership development of Top Talents selected from the Leadership Development Program. Some of the Specialized Learning Programs are:  Leadership/Executive Coaching  6-Sigma Green Belt  Benchmarking Visits  Napoleon Hill’s Science of Success  Total Quality Management The Specialized Learning Programs will be identified during the Leadership Development Program as additional learning and development needed to further enhance the leadership competencies of the Top Talents, to be completed in 6 months Specialized Learning Programs5
  15. 15. Thank You