Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

10 Proven Practices to Kickstart Your Development Program

2,248 views

Published on

We’ve been in the leadership development business for a while now (almost 45 years!) so we’ve learned a thing or two about what works and what doesn’t. Click through this guidebook to get best-in-class ideas for your development program.

Published in: Business
  • Be the first to comment

10 Proven Practices to Kickstart Your Development Program

  1. 1. www.ddiworld.com/proofofimpact 10 Proven Practices to Kickstart Your Development Program ©Development Dimensions International, Inc., 2017. All rights reserved.1
  2. 2. www.ddiworld.com/proofofimpact ©Development Dimensions International, Inc., 2017. All rights reserved.2 www.ddiworld.com/proofofimpact These 10 proven practices are a culmination of data on DDI’s Interaction Management ® leadership development system. ©Development Dimensions International, Inc., 2017. All rights reserved.
  3. 3. www.ddiworld.com/proofofimpact 1. Build a Business Case ©Development Dimensions International, Inc., 2017. All rights reserved.3
  4. 4. www.ddiworld.com/proofofimpactwww.ddiworld.com/proofofimpact Build a Business Case Leadership development has long been viewed as a cost. It is really an investment in your leaders—and in your business! ©Development Dimensions International, Inc., 2017. All rights reserved.4
  5. 5. www.ddiworld.com/proofofimpact ©Development Dimensions International, Inc., 2017. All rights reserved.5 DDI conducted 22 studies to specifically assess the ROI of Interaction Management® The range of ROI was from 147% to 633% (depending on the metrics used) ©Development Dimensions International, Inc., 2017. All rights reserved.
  6. 6. www.ddiworld.com/proofofimpact ©Development Dimensions International, Inc., 2017. All rights reserved.6 2. Determine Your Business Metrics
  7. 7. www.ddiworld.com/proofofimpactwww.ddiworld.com/proofofimpact Determine Your Business Metrics To target measurement efforts, talk to your key stakeholders and ask them what business metrics are most important to them. ©Development Dimensions International, Inc., 2017. All rights reserved.7
  8. 8. www.ddiworld.com/proofofimpactwww.ddiworld.com/proofofimpact ©Development Dimensions International, Inc., 2017. All rights reserved.8 According to a recent study by LinkedIn Learning Solutions, executives want to see data showing the business impact and ROI of L&D programs, yet only 8 percent see business impact data and just 4 percent see proof of ROI. Source: LinkedIn Learning, 2017 Workplace Learning Report.
  9. 9. www.ddiworld.com/proofofimpactwww.ddiworld.com/proofofimpact Determine Your Business Metrics TIP! When designing your development program, determine how you will track progress throughout implementation and measure success in critical business metrics—instead of waiting to evaluate impact only at the very end. ©Development Dimensions International, Inc., 2017. All rights reserved.9
  10. 10. www.ddiworld.com/proofofimpact 3. Demand Manager Support ©Development Dimensions International, Inc., 2017. All rights reserved.10
  11. 11. www.ddiworld.com/proofofimpact ©Development Dimensions International, Inc., 2017. All rights reserved.11 ©Development Dimensions International, Inc., 2017. All rights reserved. Not enough managers are effective at providing support for development. – As rated by IM® participants –
  12. 12. www.ddiworld.com/proofofimpact Demand Manager Support ©Development Dimensions International, Inc., 2017. All rights reserved.12 This is the biggest lever you can pull to increase the impact of your program. Involve the managers of leaders in supporting and reinforcing application of new skills.
  13. 13. www.ddiworld.com/proofofimpact Demand Manager Support ©Development Dimensions International, Inc., 2017. All rights reserved.13 TIP! A proven approach to help attain this support is to provide training for managers to make them aware of the importance of their role.
  14. 14. www.ddiworld.com/proofofimpact ©Development Dimensions International, Inc., 2017. All rights reserved.14 4. Invest in Leaders Early in Their Careers
  15. 15. www.ddiworld.com/proofofimpact ©Development Dimensions International, Inc., 2017. All rights reserved.15 ©Development Dimensions International, Inc., 2017. All rights reserved. Leader Skill Growth Depends On When You Start – Overall percentage increase of effective leaders as self-rated by IM® participants – (comparing before and after IM®)
  16. 16. www.ddiworld.com/proofofimpactwww.ddiworld.com/proofofimpact Invest in Leaders Early in Their Careers No transition is more difficult than the move to a leadership role for the first time. Newly appointed leaders, individual contributors, and informal leaders will get the most impact from development. ©Development Dimensions International, Inc., 2017. All rights reserved.16
  17. 17. www.ddiworld.com/proofofimpact 5. Prepare Leaders in Transition ©Development Dimensions International, Inc., 2017. All rights reserved.17
  18. 18. www.ddiworld.com/proofofimpact Prepare Leaders in Transition ©Development Dimensions International, Inc., 2017. All rights reserved.18 Less than 1/3 of organizations have formal programs to prepare leaders for a new role or level.
  19. 19. www.ddiworld.com/proofofimpact Prepare Leaders in Transition ©Development Dimensions International, Inc., 2017. All rights reserved.19 Regardless of level, you’ll see a greater return from your leadership development investment within the first 2 years a leader is in his or her new position.
  20. 20. www.ddiworld.com/proofofimpact ©Development Dimensions International, Inc., 2017. All rights reserved.20 ©Development Dimensions International, Inc., 2017. All rights reserved. Development That Makes Up for Experience – As self-rated by IM® participants –
  21. 21. www.ddiworld.com/proofofimpact ©Development Dimensions International, Inc., 2017. All rights reserved.21 6. Don’t Limit Development to Frontline Leaders—Develop All Levels
  22. 22. www.ddiworld.com/proofofimpactwww.ddiworld.com/proofofimpact Don’t Limit Development to Frontline Leaders— Develop All Leaders ©Development Dimensions International, Inc., 2017. All rights reserved.22 If your mid-level or senior leaders are still struggling with the essential yet critical leadership skills, it’s never too late for them to grow. Senior leaders set the tone for your organization’s leadership and, yes, they can still develop.
  23. 23. www.ddiworld.com/proofofimpact ©Development Dimensions International, Inc., 2017. All rights reserved.23 ©Development Dimensions International, Inc., 2017. All rights reserved. It’s Never Too Late to Improve – Percentage of senior managers who rated themselves as ineffective in IM® skills –
  24. 24. www.ddiworld.com/proofofimpactwww.ddiworld.com/proofofimpact Don’t Limit Development to Frontline Leaders— Develop All Leaders ©Development Dimensions International, Inc., 2017. All rights reserved.24 TIP! Build options and flexibility to take into account the learning methods most valuable at each level.
  25. 25. www.ddiworld.com/proofofimpact 7. Build a Stronger Pipeline of Women Leaders ©Development Dimensions International, Inc., 2017. All rights reserved.25
  26. 26. www.ddiworld.com/proofofimpact Build a Stronger Pipeline of Women Leaders ©Development Dimensions International, Inc., 2017. All rights reserved.26 While men and women respond equally well to leadership development, providing development also boosts the confidence of women leaders—one of the biggest factors holding women back!
  27. 27. www.ddiworld.com/proofofimpact ©Development Dimensions International, Inc., 2017. All rights reserved.27 Closing the Confidence Gap – As self-rated by IM® participants – ©Development Dimensions International, Inc., 2017. All rights reserved.
  28. 28. www.ddiworld.com/proofofimpact ©Development Dimensions International, Inc., 2017. All rights reserved.28 8. Discover Your Leaders’ Strengths and Gaps
  29. 29. www.ddiworld.com/proofofimpactwww.ddiworld.com/proofofimpact Discover Your Leaders’ Strengths and Gaps ©Development Dimensions International, Inc., 2017. All rights reserved.29 Others believe it’s best to just focus on strengths, but leaders improve most dramatically in those skills in which they are weakest.
  30. 30. www.ddiworld.com/proofofimpact ©Development Dimensions International, Inc., 2017. All rights reserved.30 ©Development Dimensions International, Inc., 2017. All rights reserved. Making Bad Leaders Better and Good Leaders Great – As self-rated by IM® participants –
  31. 31. www.ddiworld.com/proofofimpactwww.ddiworld.com/proofofimpact Discover Your Leaders’ Strengths and Gaps ©Development Dimensions International, Inc., 2017. All rights reserved.31 TIP! Diagnose your leaders with a good assessment tool so you can identify both their strengths and gaps, and personalize their development efforts to meet their specific needs.
  32. 32. www.ddiworld.com/proofofimpact 9. Develop a Global Leadership Language ©Development Dimensions International, Inc., 2017. All rights reserved.32
  33. 33. www.ddiworld.com/proofofimpactwww.ddiworld.com/proofofimpact Develop a Global Leadership Language ©Development Dimensions International, Inc., 2017. All rights reserved.33 Your leaders and HR team don’t need the complexity of learning 101 different models for interpersonal skills, effective communication, or great coaching.
  34. 34. www.ddiworld.com/proofofimpact Develop a Global Leadership Language ©Development Dimensions International, Inc., 2017. All rights reserved.34 A global leadership development program can bring focus and clarity to help establish a common language across levels and geographies.
  35. 35. www.ddiworld.com/proofofimpact ©Development Dimensions International, Inc., 2017. All rights reserved.35 ©Development Dimensions International, Inc., 2017. All rights reserved. Development That Works Worldwide – Percentage of effective leaders after IM® as self-rated by participants –
  36. 36. www.ddiworld.com/proofofimpact ©Development Dimensions International, Inc., 2017. All rights reserved.36 10. Reinforce Learning and Sustain the Momentum
  37. 37. www.ddiworld.com/proofofimpactwww.ddiworld.com/proofofimpact Reinforce Learning and Sustain the Momentum ©Development Dimensions International, Inc., 2017. All rights reserved.37 For true behavior change, development can’t be seen as just a series of training events. Invest energy and resources in what happens before and after formal learning.
  38. 38. www.ddiworld.com/proofofimpactwww.ddiworld.com/proofofimpact Reinforce Learning and Sustain the Momentum ©Development Dimensions International, Inc., 2017. All rights reserved.38 TIP! Options for reinforcing learning and promoting sustainability include: – A kick-off by your executive sponsor – Self-assessments – Peer-networking – Ongoing coaching from managers – Application projects back on the job
  39. 39. www.ddiworld.com/proofofimpact Contact us! ©Development Dimensions International, Inc., 2017. All rights reserved.39 For more data on kick-starting your development program, read PROOF That DDI’s Leadership Development Pays Off. For more information on how to get started, contact us at info@ddiworld.com or +1 (800) 933-4463.
  40. 40. www.ddiworld.com/proofofimpact ©Development Dimensions International, Inc., 2017. All rights reserved. THANK YOU!

×