Growing Your Company's Leaders.

Robert M Fulmer & Jay A Conger


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Within the next few years, ""baby boomer"" leaders and managers will be retiring in huge numbers. From the executive suite on down, the challenge to put the right person in place for every job is becoming acute. The potential shortfall means organizations must put succession planning at the top of their priority lists. Growing Your Company’s Leaders offers the results of a study of five global leaders in succession strategy: Dow Chemical, Dell Computer, Eli Lilly, Pan Canadian Petroleum, and Sonoco. Readers will learn what these and sixteen other high-profile organizations are doing to identify, secure, and prepare the next generation of leaders.

This book examines:

* the link between succession management and business strategy

* the architecture of good plans and how technology can make them better

* the importance of individual employee development

* why senior management support is crucial

* how to monitor the effectiveness of the succession management system."

What will you learn from this book

  1. Strategic Alignment: Effective leadership development should align with the overall strategy and goals of the company.

  2. Identification of Leadership Talent: Recognizing and nurturing leadership potential within the organization is a critical aspect of successful leadership development.

  3. Customization of Development Programs: Leadership development programs should be tailored to the specific needs and challenges of the individuals and the organization.

  4. Succession Planning: A key focus should be on developing a pipeline of leaders to ensure a smooth succession process and continuity in leadership roles.

  5. Continuous Learning: Leadership development is an ongoing process that requires a commitment to continuous learning and adaptation to changing business environments.

  6. Mentorship and Coaching: Providing mentorship and coaching opportunities can accelerate leadership development by leveraging the experiences and insights of seasoned leaders.

  7. Feedback and Assessment: Regular feedback and assessment mechanisms help individuals understand their strengths and areas for improvement, contributing to targeted development efforts.

  8. Building a Leadership Culture: Fostering a culture that values and prioritizes leadership development contributes to long-term organizational success.

  9. Inclusion and Diversity: Effective leadership development should be inclusive, recognizing and promoting diversity within the leadership ranks.

  10. Measuring Impact: Establishing metrics and evaluation processes to measure the impact of leadership development programs on individual and organizational performance.

Language English
ISBN-10 0814407676
ISBN-13 9780814407677
No of pages 259
Font Size Medium
Book Publisher Amacom
Published Date 01 Mar 2004

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