Building a Real Leadership Pipeline

Kevin Eikenberry

You may know that I write about leadership, teach leadership skills and coach leaders. But you might not know how much time I spend thinking about and working with Clients on the broader needs for leadership development in organizations.

The Leadership Pipeline

CEO Blog

CEO Blog - Time Leadership Tuesday, January 04, 2011 The Leadership Pipeline I often read more than one book at once. The Leadership Pipeline - How to Build the Leadership Powered Company by Ram Charan , Steve Drotter and Jim Noel was awesome. Leadership Pipeline talks of leadership mostly within larger organizations. The book talks about 6 passages of leadership. 6 - Going from group leadership to enterprise leadership.

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The 5 Elements of a Strong Leadership Pipeline

Harvard Business Review

Investments in traditional leadership development are often misguided and a waste of money. In a Deloitte study of 7,000 organizations this year, 89% of executives rated “ strengthening the leadership pipeline ” an urgent issue. Right now, for example, the hot topic is “digital leadership” — driving organizations to be more innovative, iterative, and collaborative as they develop digital strategies to disrupt or transform their current business.

10 Essential Leadership Models

Great Leadership By Dan

While there have been thousands of books written about leadership, there are a handful of leadership models that have served me well as a leader and leadership development practitioner. These are the tried and true models that have shifted my thinking about leadership and help create teachable leadership moments for others. Situation Leadership. I say Blanchard, but that’s because they follow @Great Leadership. (-: 2. Servant Leadership.

The 6 Passages of Leadership and Management

Great Leadership By Dan

Charan, Drotter, and Noel wrote about six leadership passages in their classic book The Leadership Pipeline. However, they use the terms “leadership” and “management” interchangeably. What if we took a simplified version of the Pipeline model, and mash it with a distinction between leadership and management? leadership pipeline Models management leadership passages

Book Review: The Leadership Pipeline

Chartered Management Institute

The book is a definite must read for any senior manager concerned about the development of their organisation leadership talent. Reviewed by David Stephens FCMI. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

6 Big Problems Women Leaders Face in 2013

Women on Business

Jill Flynn, Kathryn Heath, and Mary Davis Holt of Flynn Heath Holt Leadership (FHHL) put together a list of the 6 paradoxes women leaders will face in 2013.

Leadership Development Investments

Coaching Tip

study of nearly 400 organizations by Lee Hecht Harrison has identified that 54% of employers plan to increase investments in leadership development in 2015. Only 5% of employers plan to decrease investments, and a further 41% reported leadership development investments will stay the same.

Leadership Development: #1 Priority for Human Resources Leaders

Coaching Tip

Leadership development is the number one priority for human resources (HR) leaders globally, according to Talent Management : Accelerating Business Performance , a survey by Right Management, the career and talent management experts within ManpowerGroup. Among the more than 2,200 senior HR leaders globally who participated in the survey, 46 percent identified leadership development as the top priority for 2014.

10 Principles For Developing Strategic Leaders

Tanveer Naseer

Fortunately, companies can build the capacity for strategic leadership. Systems and Structures The first three principles of strategic leadership involve nontraditional but highly effective approaches to decision making, transparency, and innovation.

The Performance Pipeline

CEO Blog

I read " The Performance Pipeline - Getting the Right Performance at Every Level of Leadership " by Stephen Drotter. He talks about not only having good leadership skills but applying them properly for optimum performance. Beautiful day here.

Leadership Succession Matters

Coaching Tip

An in-depth, global, executive study used as the basis of the report shows that a full half of respondents do not feel their organizations have a solid pipeline of “ready now” leadership candidates. . It’s not enough to develop leaders generically and expect them to take on the specific challenges of a company’s strategic direction,” said Noah Rabinowitz, senior partner and global head of Leadership Development at Korn Ferry. Self-coaching leadership development guides: .

7 Suggestions for Navigating Change When Standing in Muddy Water

Ron Edmondson

Or when the leadership pipeline…who is supposed to be leading…wasn’t clearly defined? Change Innovation Leadership Have you ever navigated change through muddy water? Have you ever had to lead change when no one knew for sure what change was needed?

Which will get you Promoted to CEO: Nasty or Nice?

Great Leadership By Dan

Here's the complete 8/28 press release: New PDI Ninth House Pulse on Leaders research pinpoints personality traits that can both help and hinder one’s advancement through leadership levels, and uncovers stark differences between key traits for business unit leaders and CEOs.

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Developing leaders | Deloitte University Press | Global Human Capital Trends 2015

Chart Your Course

Leadership is the engine that drives successful organizations. According to a recent Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends report: GLOBAL organizations today must navigate a “new world of work”—one that requires a dramatic change in strategies for leadership, talent, and human resources.

How to Explain Leadership Development to a 5th Grader (A Leadership Development Glossary)

Great Leadership By Dan

To help with each of these scenarios, I’ve created a handy guide to the most common leadership development jargon using everyday language. Action Learning : A type of leadership development program where participants work on real projects and learn at the same time.

Employee Engagement + Leadership = Business Results (Part 2)


Employee Engagement + Leadership = Business Results. If you want to develop your leadership pipeline then take a hard look at Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Just Ask Leadership

No Joke: The April 1st, 2013 Leadership Development Carnival

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to the April 1st, 2013 Leadership Development Carnival! However, this year is different, because I get to host the April Carnival and bring you an outstanding collection of the “best of the best” in leadership development. presents Which of These is Ethical Leadership?

Secrets of Business Success

CEO Blog

CEO Blog - Time Leadership Saturday, January 22, 2011 Secrets of Business Success I am having a productive morning. posted by Jim Estill @ 6:16 AM 0 Comments: Post a Comment Links to this post: " rel="nofollow"> posted by @ Create a Link << Home Time Leadership is my philosophies on Leadership and Time Management. I call it CEO Blog - Time Leadership because of my keen interest in time.

Best Leadership Books To Read In 2015

Eric Jacobson

Perhaps a book that will help you improve your leadership skills. A couple years ago, members of five groups on the professional social media web site LinkedIn voluntarily recommended their favorite books about leadership. Top Books About Leadership.

Recommendations For Your Business Books Summer Reading List

Eric Jacobson

Perhaps a book that will help you improve your leadership skills. Awhile back, members of five groups on the professional social media web site LinkedIn voluntarily recommended their favorite books about leadership.

Fostering Emergent Leadership: Bite Sized Insights on #IndiaHRChat


One of the skills that Google looks for before hiring is “Emergent Leadership”. In a connected, volatile, networked and virtual world of work, it is crucial for us to step out of traditional definitions of leadership and look at leadership as a role and not as a title.

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Rick Warren’s Saddleback Leadership Academy

Ron Edmondson

After hearing his heart and vision, if I were beginning a ministry career or even in a time of transition and felt God was calling me to be a church planter today, I would strongly consider attending the Saddleback Leadership Academy. Why did Saddleback start the Leadership Academy?

Authentic Workplaces Don’t Try to Make Everyone the Same

Harvard Business Review

Does your workplace reflect a relative balance of males and females in leadership positions? Leadership & Managing People Book. ” One rather stereotypical view of the army is that it embodies old-fashioned hierarchical notions of leadership.

Nicole Lipkin: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Nicole Lipkin is the CEO of Equilibria Leadership Consulting, an international leadership consulting company based in the US. She coaches and consults with leaders and their organizations to improve management and leadership skills, strengthen the leadership pipeline and develop sustainable behaviors and practices that help increase organizational resilience and sustainability.

To Grow as a Leader, Seek More Complex Assignments

Harvard Business Review

Companies like GE, Unilever, and McKinsey do the same, exposing their highest-potentials to new sectors, new companies, new markets, new situations, and new functions, making themselves leadership factories in the process.

Is Your Company Ready for the Looming Talent Drought?

Harvard Business Review

I reached that conclusion in 2007, after working with Nitin Nohria, the current dean of Harvard Business School, and colleagues at the executive search firm Egon Zehnder to gauge the effects of three factors – globalization , demographics, and leadership pipelines – on competition for senior talent in large organizations. The third phenomenon is related but much less well known: Companies are not properly developing their pipelines of future leaders.

Evaluate Your Leadership Development Program

Harvard Business Review

Despite studies showing that succession is an essential part of strategic planning, many companies ignore leadership development to focus on more immediate challenges. Consider how leadership talent is fast-tracked within your organization. Leadership development Developing employees

Show Your Muscles: Develop Your Leaders -- ALL of Them

Leadership Drives Business

We’ve chatted already about a few of our best practices of leadership development. Today, let’s talk about your leader levels and your commitment to developing all of them –another equally critical component of your leadership development strategy. Define tailored leadership competencies; 3. Target all levels of leadership; 5. Few of them are considering the leadership development needs of a first-time manager versus those of a functional manager."

What Happens When Careers Last 20 Years Longer?

Harvard Business Review

Our decades strangely resemble each other – and have big implications for how individuals and companies may want to rethink a whole host of issues, from career management and pensions to mobility and leadership criteria. For decades, this has eliminated too many women from leadership pipelines. Like many of my peers, I had thought that I could gently start thinking about retirement in my mid-fifties.

Most Doctors Have Little or No Management Training, and That’s a Problem

Harvard Business Review

And they receive little on-the-job training to develop skills such as how to allocate short- and long-term resources, how to provide developmental feedback, or how to effectively handle conflict – leadership skills needed to run a vibrant business. Building a Physician Leadership Pipeline. Based on work with dozens of health care organizations, we have adapted the leadership development model of Ram Charan et al to outline a leadership path for physicians.

Six Paradoxes Women Leaders Face in 2013

Harvard Business Review

Easing into the New Year, one big hope we have for 2013 is that women continue to bridge the gender gap in terms of pay equality and access to leadership positions. Women have fewer leadership role models and they arguably have greater demands outside of work competing for their attention.

When Learning at Work Becomes Overwhelming

Harvard Business Review

This technology knowledge is piled on top of existing expertise nurse executives are expected to have about clinical practice, patient experience, finance, safety, employee relations, process improvement, leadership development, and managing interdisciplinary teams.

The Dark Side of Resilience

Harvard Business Review

As Rob Kaiser’s research on leadership versatility indicates, overused strengths become weaknesses. In addition, too much resilience can get in the way of leadership effectiveness and, by extension, team and organizational effectiveness. Along with blinding leaders to improvement opportunities and detaching them from reality, leadership pipelines are corroded with resilient leaders who were nominated as high-potentials but have no genuine talent for leadership.

Where There’s No Margin for Toxic Leadership

Harvard Business Review

But building a consistently strong top leadership team is difficult for at least three reasons: the tendency to be loyal to existing members, the lack of management depth to promote from, and many CEOs’ lack of experience in many functional areas. This is why it’s the role of midsized company CEOs – not their HR heads — to build the leadership pipeline, both internally and externally. Leadership Small/medium business


Surviving in a Family Business When You’re Not Part of the Family

Harvard Business Review

Even the most masterful player of office politics is not going to get the top job if there is a family member in the leadership pipeline who is destined to assume the mantle of CEO.

A Fairer Way to Make Hiring and Promotion Decisions

Harvard Business Review

The CEB research indicates that one of the key problems is that qualified, diverse candidates are not getting due consideration for leadership roles, owing to unconscious (and sometimes conscious) bias in hiring and promotion decisions. Women in Leadership An HBR Insight Center.

Developing a Leadership Training Program for High Potentials: A Case Study

Great Leadership By Dan

Developing a Leadership Training Program for High Potentials: A Case Study. High potentials are often identified as those individuals who have the potential to grow into leadership roles within the organization. Team leadership. The Leadership Development Training Program.

Do Not Split HR – At Least Not Ram Charan’s Way

Harvard Business Review

Much of Charan’s recent work has tilted towards organization and people (books on strategy execution, leadership pipeline, talent and advice on intensity, change, leadership traits, performance management, governance). Leadership: ensuring leaders at all levels who think, feel, and act in ways that deliver sustainable market value to employees, customers, investors, and communities. Ram Charan’s recent column “ It’s Time to Split HR ” has created quite a stir.

Companies Are Bad at Identifying High-Potential Employees

Harvard Business Review

To help these employees prepare for leadership roles in a thoughtful, efficient manner, companies often institute formal high-potential (HIPO) programs. But when we looked at the participants in the HIPO programs, 12% were in their organization’s bottom quartile of leadership effectiveness. People who are skilled technically but lack excellent leadership capabilities need to develop those skills.