Best-in-Class Leadership

Mercer, Stephen R.
March 2005
Leadership Excellence;Mar2005, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p17
The article reports that leadership development is needed to grow the right talent to meet various challenges. The three components of "Best in Class" leadership development are: careful selection of assignments to enhance individual development as well as deliver business results; solid succession planning to assure a future pipeline of qualified leaders; and quality action-learning, business-focused, development experiences. Integrating on-the-job development with formal development programs requires disciplined succession planning to create a "leadership pipeline" that identifies leaders of the future and their developmental needs.


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