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Guiding Principles of Leadership Development


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Sustainable, profitable growth depends on a full leadership pipeline. World class leadership development is mission critical to growth strategies. This presentation captures some guiding principles for the creation of world-class leadership development program.

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Guiding Principles of Leadership Development

  1. 1. Guiding Principles of LeadershipDevelopmentTony
  2. 2. The Challenge• The market rewards sustainable, profitable growth.• Sustainable, profitable growth leads to lower cost of capital, more investments from the public and shareholder value• For most companies, the leadership pipeline is a critical input to their growth strategy• Leadership development prepares a pipeline of ready- now successors.
  3. 3. Benefits of Leadership DevelopmentA few benefits of a robust leadership development program:• Supports corporate growth initiatives• Fills the leadership pipeline• Provides career development opportunities• Increases employee engagement and retention• Attracts new talent• Creates an aligned, executing leadership team
  4. 4. Four Quadrants of Leadership Providing DirectionSelf-Awareness Decision MakingChange Agility MotivationResilience Coaching / FeedbackEmotional Intelligence Difficult ConversationsLeadership Presence Situational LeadershipInfluence Developing Others Leading Self Leading OthersQuality Operations StrategyCustomer Focus Business ModelsSales / Profits AlignmentOperating Mechanisms InnovationMarketing Conflict ManagementCommunity Partnership CollaborationBusiness Acumen CultureSafety / Compliance Leading the Leading Across Values Business the Enterprise 4 Leaders need more than technical / functional skills
  5. 5. Leaders Develop Leaders Executive Leaders (Sr. Leaders / Executives) Mighty Leader-led Middle Development (Leaders) Early Leader-led Leaders Development (Managers) 5 Alumni from advanced programs co-facilitate lower-level programs
  6. 6. 70 / 20 / 10 – Adult Learning 10 % Formal 70 % Work Experience Training20 % Feedback & Observation Michael M. Lombardo and Robert W. Eichinger of the Center for Creative Leadership 6 Formal training comprises 10% of what is learned by a leader
  7. 7. Learning Cycle Define my Sense of Self – Personal & Professional Aspirations Feedback, Implement Self- your Assessment, Development Reflection – Plan Notice the Create a Support System Gap Manager, Peers, Coach, Mentor, Friends Prioritize Create a Development Development – Build on Plan Aligned Strengths, to 70 / 20 / 10 Prioritize One Gap 7Learning begins with a recognized gap and is completed with support from a network
  8. 8. World-Class Leadership Development •360 Degree Feedback •Executive coach •Cultural Profile •Peer coaching •Emotional Intelligence •Mentor relationships •Leadership Competencies •Career Development Plan Assessment Coaching & & Feedback Mentoring Work & Training & •Stretch assignments Experience Education •Blended Learning •Action learning •Common models •Real work •Shared meaning •Alignment of expectations •Leader-led70 / 20 / 10 Model + Learning Cycle = World Class Leadership Development
  9. 9. Common Models 9 Common Models = Alignment and Agility
  10. 10. Common Themes – Red Threads Working in a Find Your Match Your Seek First to Matrix is Unique Leadership Understand, Complex, and Lead with Leadership Style with the and then to be it’s how we Heart Voice Situation Understood Grow the Business 10Red Threads, or Common Themes, create a unifying structure across the curriculum