Discuss the most important strategies needed to create an effective leadership development program.
Today’s global business environment has a high demand for talented leaders with a wide range of rather complex leadership skills and abilities. To make organizations leadership-ready and capable of being business agile, organizations need to be proactive in developing their organization’s leadership ability and their potential leaders to readily meet these strategic needs when they present themselves or are needed. So, organization can no longer rely on next-in-line promotions but must create an environment that promotes and rewards ongoing leadership development across many levels as part of a learning organization initiative. Building outstanding leadership talent requires a coordinated, collaborative strategy throughout the organization.
For this discussion assume you are a leader in your current or previous organization, and you have been asked to create a talent management initiative for creating leaders in your organization.
- Discuss the most important 2–3 strategies needed to create an effective leadership development program to enhance the talent potential of those in your organization—strategies which would help create an agile organization able to respond effectively through capable leadership.
- Discuss how your strategies would apply to different levels, or why it should not, across the organization, and
- Describe the mental around leadership which drives these strategies.