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High-Resolution Leadership Study

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This presentation highlights findings from High-Resolution Leadership. Download the full report: http://www.ddiworld.com/hirezleadership

High-Resolution Leadership is a collection of findings that reflects how leadership shapes today's business landscape. Through 18 different lenses focused on leadership, we see everything from how leaders impact financial growth and execute economic turnaround to the ways in which they skyrocket rise to the top.

As the most powerful synthesis of data of its kind, this landmark report includes 15,000 DDI leadership assessment participants ranging from frontline leaders to the C-suite. Through these insights, you can predict leader success in your own organization and explore the DNA of leadership.

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High-Resolution Leadership Study

  1. 1. + © Development Dimensions Int’l, Inc., 2015. All rights reserved. High-Resolution Leadership A Synthesis of 15,000 Assessments Into How Leaders Shape the Business Landscape
  2. 2. © Development Dimensions Int’l, Inc., 2015. All rights reserved. High-Resolution Leadership is a collection of findings that reflect how leadership shapes today's business landscape. Through 18 different lenses on the implications about leadership, we see everything from how leaders impact financial growth to economic turnaround to their skyrocketing rise to the top. This landmark report includes 15,000 DDI leadership assessment participants ranging from frontline to the C-suite. Through these insights, you can predict leader success in your own organization and explore the DNA of leadership.
  3. 3. © Development Dimensions Int’l, Inc., 2015. All rights reserved. The Money Skills Senior Executive Competencies That Drive Profitable Growth Leaders with money skills have laser-sharp business minds and the gift to mobilize & engage people. @DDIworld #hirezleadership
  4. 4. © Development Dimensions Int’l, Inc., 2015. All rights reserved. Money Skills
  5. 5. © Development Dimensions Int’l, Inc., 2015. All rights reserved. “When an organization cultivates top- level leaders who combine business judgment with the ability to execute, the impact shows up in the form of financial gains.” Read the Report
  6. 6. © Development Dimensions Int’l, Inc., 2015. All rights reserved. Leader Skill Shake-Up Critical Consequences of the Shifts Over Time The turmoil from the global financial crisis dramatically reshuffled leader skills. http://bit.ly/1YzyHrS @DDIworld #hirezleadership
  7. 7. © Development Dimensions Int’l, Inc., 2015. All rights reserved. Over Time Trend Data
  8. 8. © Development Dimensions Int’l, Inc., 2015. All rights reserved. “As businesses have adapted to a new economic reality, so too have their leaders, becoming stronger at doing more with less. However, this likely has come at the expense of talent growth and risk taking.” Read the Report
  9. 9. © Development Dimensions Int’l, Inc., 2015. All rights reserved. Ready Leaders? Ready for What? How Leadership Readiness Stacks Up Against Common Business Contexts Given the speed of change, executives have some catching up to do. http://bit.ly/1U4SvC2 @DDIworld #hirezleadership
  10. 10. © Development Dimensions Int’l, Inc., 2015. All rights reserved. Ready Leaders – Ready For What?
  11. 11. © Development Dimensions Int’l, Inc., 2015. All rights reserved. “Executives are more equipped to focus on challenges in the here and now, such as im- proving quality, building relationships, and focusing on customers and efficiency. They are far less ready to navigate the ambiguity that comes with more strategic challenges like building or reinventing brands, markets, organizations, and cultures.” Read the Report
  12. 12. © Development Dimensions Int’l, Inc., 2015. All rights reserved. Industry Revolution In Today’s Landscape, Which Industries Are Most Poised to Succeed? One key differentiator among industries is the degree of VUCA pressures they face. http://bit.ly/1J4CTOq @DDIworld #hirezleadership
  13. 13. © Development Dimensions Int’l, Inc., 2015. All rights reserved. Industry
  14. 14. © Development Dimensions Int’l, Inc., 2015. All rights reserved. “Within an industry, use pervasive skill deficiencies to identify which growth targets are most likely to provide a competitive advantage over peers.” Read the Report
  15. 15. © Development Dimensions Int’l, Inc., 2015. All rights reserved. Race to the Top In the “Survival of the Fittest,” How Does Personality Impact Leadership Transitions? Leaders face high-risk scenarios that trigger derailers and cause stressors. http://bit.ly/1NCBEER @DDIworld #hirezleadership
  16. 16. © Development Dimensions Int’l, Inc., 2015. All rights reserved. Race to the Top
  17. 17. © Development Dimensions Int’l, Inc., 2015. All rights reserved. “Notably, Attention Seeking is the only derailer which increases for senior leaders, as their confidence helps them pursue and win center stage. Their risk is in overshadowing those whose hearts they need the most, in lacking humility, and ultimately, in compromising trust.” Read the Report
  18. 18. © Development Dimensions Int’l, Inc., 2015. All rights reserved. Judgment: The Personality Blueprint What Happens When Leaders Are Under Pressure Being argumentative and risk-adverse sabotages a leader’s decision-making skills. http://bit.ly/1RGEwo7 @DDIworld #hirezleadership
  19. 19. © Development Dimensions Int’l, Inc., 2015. All rights reserved. Judgment / Personality
  20. 20. © Development Dimensions Int’l, Inc., 2015. All rights reserved. “Leaders with higher learning orientation are more likely to embrace ambiguity, complexity and paradigm shifts and to positively engage in both the practical and intellectual challenges." Read the Report
  21. 21. © Development Dimensions Int’l, Inc., 2015. All rights reserved. Execution & Engagement Can Leaders be Ambidextrous? Doing Both Well Is Critical Senior leaders lose their grip on engagement as execution grows stronger. http://bit.ly/1YxNdpi @DDIworld #hirezleadership
  22. 22. © Development Dimensions Int’l, Inc., 2015. All rights reserved. Execution and Engagement
  23. 23. © Development Dimensions Int’l, Inc., 2015. All rights reserved. Execution and Engagement
  24. 24. © Development Dimensions Int’l, Inc., 2015. All rights reserved. “Few leaders were truly ambidextrous—at the more senior levels, the majority of leaders scored higher on execution and lower on engagement; furthermore, balance almost disappears.” Read the Report
  25. 25. © Development Dimensions Int’l, Inc., 2015. All rights reserved. Is Empathy Boss? The Science Behind Soft Skills— What Really Drives Performance Only 40% of the frontline leaders we assessed were proficient or strong in empathy. http://bit.ly/1QLZWA3 @DDIworld #hirezleadership
  26. 26. © Development Dimensions Int’l, Inc., 2015. All rights reserved. Empathy
  27. 27. © Development Dimensions Int’l, Inc., 2015. All rights reserved. “Overwhelmingly, empathy tops the list as the most critical driver of overall performance. It also consistently relates to higher performance in each of the four leadership domains.” Read the Report
  28. 28. © Development Dimensions Int’l, Inc., 2015. All rights reserved. EQ vs IQ The Surprising Skills Where Each Matters Most A larger % of leadership failures may be attributed to insensitivity than stupidity. http://bit.ly/1U4W1fG @DDIworld #hirezleadership
  29. 29. © Development Dimensions Int’l, Inc., 2015. All rights reserved. Predicting Leader Skills – IQ vs EQ
  30. 30. © Development Dimensions Int’l, Inc., 2015. All rights reserved. “If you want to win someone over, a business case and strong rationale may be more critical than interpersonal sensitivity and skills. On the other hand, once you’ve influenced someone to take a particular direction, EQ will play a far stronger role in its execution due to the necessity of getting everyone marching in the same direction.” Read the Report
  31. 31. © Development Dimensions Int’l, Inc., 2015. All rights reserved. China: Looking to the Next Horizon Are Chinese Leaders Wired for New Futures? For Chinese leaders, blind spots can limit cross- cultural engagement and partnerships. http://bit.ly/1IqHdrc @DDIworld #hirezleadership
  32. 32. © Development Dimensions Int’l, Inc., 2015. All rights reserved. How Chinese Leaders Are Hard Wired for the Future
  33. 33. © Development Dimensions Int’l, Inc., 2015. All rights reserved. “Emerging Chinese mid-level and operational leaders—the next generation of senior leaders—exhibit personality profiles that differ from incumbent executives. This represents, in part, the natural ascension of leaders with facilitating traits, but, in some areas there are consequential differences.” Read the Report
  34. 34. © Development Dimensions Int’l, Inc., 2015. All rights reserved. The Paradox of India Rapid Growth but Fighting Hard to Win Indian leaders: build relationship-rich cultures where creativity thrives & talent stays. http://bit.ly/1khitpM @DDIworld #hirezleadership
  35. 35. © Development Dimensions Int’l, Inc., 2015. All rights reserved. Personality Attributes in India
  36. 36. © Development Dimensions Int’l, Inc., 2015. All rights reserved. “For Indian leaders, boldness is a dominant and overarching theme – they are more ambitious, analytically curious, and competitive than global peers. These attributes fuel envisioning of new business possibilities, but can manifest as volatility and low interpersonal sensitivity.” Read the Report
  37. 37. © Development Dimensions Int’l, Inc., 2015. All rights reserved. Is Europe Meeting Its Potential? In Post-Crisis Economic Recovery, Are European Leaders Stepping Up? European leaders are relatively predisposed to be innovative. http://bit.ly/1PkGyae @DDIworld #hirezleadership
  38. 38. © Development Dimensions Int’l, Inc., 2015. All rights reserved. Personality Tendencies in Europe
  39. 39. © Development Dimensions Int’l, Inc., 2015. All rights reserved. “While European leaders show strong strategic flexibility in the face of shifting dynamics, this advantageous style is countered by a less thoughtful and planful execution approach. Their risk, then, lies in being adept in the realm of strategic ideas compared to global peers but unable to translate these concepts effectively or quickly into execution.” Read the Report
  40. 40. © Development Dimensions Int’l, Inc., 2015. All rights reserved. The Experience Effect Does Tenure as a Manager Grow or Slow Leaders? Does experience translate into leader strength? How does it vary across leadership skills? http://bit.ly/1RGI6i9 @DDIworld #hirezleadership
  41. 41. © Development Dimensions Int’l, Inc., 2015. All rights reserved. Growth Rates of Skills Based on Experience
  42. 42. © Development Dimensions Int’l, Inc., 2015. All rights reserved. “We found two skills that even long-tenured executives rarely master: coaching and selling the vision. These skills often must be relearned with each new group of employees that needs to be developed and for each new strategy requiring a leader to chart a compelling course.” Read the Report
  43. 43. © Development Dimensions Int’l, Inc., 2015. All rights reserved. Management Experience Skills by Years Needed to Become an Expert
  44. 44. © Development Dimensions Int’l, Inc., 2015. All rights reserved. The CEO Profile Exclusive Characteristics of Succession Finalists CEOs: intensely competitive, confident, emotionally resilient, and crave the spotlight. http://bit.ly/1YBzics @DDIworld #hirezleadership
  45. 45. © Development Dimensions Int’l, Inc., 2015. All rights reserved. CEO Profile The CEO profile using 243 CEO candidate finalists from 48 organizations.
  46. 46. © Development Dimensions Int’l, Inc., 2015. All rights reserved. CEO Profile
  47. 47. © Development Dimensions Int’l, Inc., 2015. All rights reserved. “This is about what CEO candidates do to excel, where they struggle and how they are wired. For example, they are “creative or pragmatic (but rarely both)—Half of CEO candidates are either conceptual strategists or practical, no-nonsense operators. Only 8 percent balance both.” Read the Report
  48. 48. © Development Dimensions Int’l, Inc., 2015. All rights reserved. Not Merely a Matter of Degree How Education Both Informs and Misleads About Leader Skills Business majors outperformed other degrees on 5 of 8 leadership skill areas. http://bit.ly/1YxQi8X @DDIworld #hirezleadership
  49. 49. © Development Dimensions Int’l, Inc., 2015. All rights reserved. Education
  50. 50. © Development Dimensions Int’l, Inc., 2015. All rights reserved. “While stereotypes abound about certain degree paths, research exploring how degrees translate into rigorously assessed leaders skills is limited. We answer two questions about the educational background of leaders: How do skill profiles vary by educational degree? What skill advantages do MBA graduates exhibit?” Read the Report
  51. 51. © Development Dimensions Int’l, Inc., 2015. All rights reserved. Education
  52. 52. © Development Dimensions Int’l, Inc., 2015. All rights reserved. The Gender Divide Redefined Some Surprising Differences, But Fewer Than You Think Men are far more impulsive than women, who consider more consequences of action. http://bit.ly/1RGIYU4 @DDIworld #hirezleadership
  53. 53. © Development Dimensions Int’l, Inc., 2015. All rights reserved. Gender
  54. 54. © Development Dimensions Int’l, Inc., 2015. All rights reserved. “Why are women unable to rise as frequently as men? And why does a male-female wage gap still exist across a wide range of jobs including managerial positions? We have found, these conditions do not stem from their competence to lead.” Read the Report
  55. 55. © Development Dimensions Int’l, Inc., 2015. All rights reserved. Dys- FUNCTION-al Skill Gaps The Risky Reality of Overlooking Undiscovered Talent Your greatest leadership talent may be hiding in unlikely roles in your org. Look deeper. http://bit.ly/1ZpyObH @DDIworld #hirezleadership
  56. 56. © Development Dimensions Int’l, Inc., 2015. All rights reserved. Functions Across Leader Skills
  57. 57. © Development Dimensions Int’l, Inc., 2015. All rights reserved. “For the core business skills of financial acumen and business savvy, leaders in Finance and Marketing/Advertising led all functions, while Engineering, Operations, and HR comparatively fell short.” Read the Report
  58. 58. © Development Dimensions Int’l, Inc., 2015. All rights reserved. The HR Report Card What Does HR See When They Hold Up the Mirror? When compared to leaders from other functions, where do HR leaders stumble—and succeed? http://bit.ly/1QI7u7e @DDIworld #hirezleadership
  59. 59. © Development Dimensions Int’l, Inc., 2015. All rights reserved. HR Functionality
  60. 60. © Development Dimensions Int’l, Inc., 2015. All rights reserved. “Perhaps the most important consequence of HR’s profile is its underrepresentation in leader candidate pools. HR leaders are increasingly rare among those being considered for higher-level roles. HR leaders who are being considered have a distinct profile from those who are not.” Read the Report
  61. 61. + © Development Dimensions Int’l, Inc., 2015. All rights reserved. + Join the Conversation #HiRezLeadership @DDIWorld Read the Report

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