The Leadership Pipeline: How to Build the Leadership Powered Company

Ram Charan , Stephen Drotter , James Noel


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An updated and revised version of the bestselling The Leadership Pipeline – the critical resource for how companies can grow leaders from the inside. In business, leadership at every level is a requisite for company survival. Yet the leadership pipeline –the internal strategy to grow leaders – in many companies is dry or nonexistent. Drawing on their experiences at many Fortune 500 companies, the authors show how organizations can develop leadership at every level by identifying future leaders, assessing their corporate confidence, planning their development, and measuring their results. New to this edition is 65 pages of new material to update the model, share new stories and add new advice based on the ten more years of experience. The authors have also added a "Frequently Asked Questions" section to the end of each chapter.

What will you learn from this book

  1. Leadership Transitions: The book emphasizes that moving up in an organization often requires significant shifts in skills and mindset. Each level of leadership demands different capabilities.

  2. Six Leadership Passages: It outlines six transitions in leadership development: from managing oneself to managing others, managing managers, managing a function, managing a business, and finally, managing a group of businesses.

  3. Identifying Leadership Potential: Recognizing and cultivating leadership potential early is crucial. It's about identifying the right people and preparing them for future roles.

  4. Leadership Development: Organizations should invest in systematic leadership development programs tailored to the needs of individuals as they transition through various levels of leadership.

  5. Performance Expectations: Clear expectations should be set for leaders at each level, aligning with the demands of their roles and the organization's objectives.

  6. Succession Planning: Effective succession planning involves identifying and grooming potential leaders to step into higher roles when needed.

  7. Avoiding Leadership Failure: Many leadership failures occur when individuals are promoted to positions for which they are not prepared. The book advocates for systematic preparation to mitigate this risk.

  8. Balancing Short-term and Long-term Focus: Leaders need to balance short-term goals with the long-term vision of the organization, especially as they progress into higher levels of leadership.

  9. Continuous Learning and Adaptability: Leaders must continuously learn and adapt to new challenges and environments as they progress through different levels of leadership.

  10. Organizational Alignment: For effective leadership development, the organizational structure and culture should align with the leadership pipeline framework to support the growth and development of leaders.

Language English
ISBN-10 0470894563
ISBN-13 9780470894569
No of pages 395
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Book Publisher Wiley India Pvt Ltd
Published Date 28 May 2011

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