25 Lessons from
approach to leadership development on four essential tasks:
Recognize the importance of
leadership to your business
Have in place a specific process for developing leadership talent
attributes behaviorally, for the benefit of future
Use the leadership competencies stipulated in the Leadership
Effectiveness Survey (LES)
to integrate a number of management practices with the purpose of
building quality of leadership.
"Your got to have the self-confidence to
hire brilliant people, may times smarter than you are sometimes. You've
got to feel very comfortable with that situation."
new-type managers, those "who can swallow their ego, blur their
identities, and work for the good of the company."
Coaching is an important part of the good leaders' role. Leaders must
seek to develop high value in other leaders below them.
Help them build
Shift talents around, particularly at the higher level.
performance of the leader pipeline.
pipelines and keeping them tuned to produce leaders with the
capabilities needed to succeed requires most senior leaders to develop a
new mind-set, commitment, and a new repertoire of skills. Focus on
metrics that show whether the leader pipeline is performing as desired.
Track the number of leaders each leader has played a major role in
developing. In your succession planning process, repeatedly ask the
question: Who has the person developed, and how well are they doing it?