By Craig Perrin
Craig is AchieveGlobal’s Director of Product Development and a long-time contributor to this blog. Since 1986, he has developed and led development of AchieveGlobal’s performance improvement solutions
Ideally, leaders point the way, demonstrate the way, and then get out of the way so employees can move toward strategic goals. But what challenges do L&D professionals face in helping leaders gain the skills and judgment to perform those functions?
That question prompted a recent AchieveGlobal study. We conducted interviews and reviewed historical data on 50 major clients to answer four central questions:
- What are the main challenges for which organizations seek our help
- What leadership behaviors do organizations see as addressing those challenges?
- How do organizations implement their leadership development solutions?
- And how do organizations realize the full value of solutions they choose?
Some answers surprised us and some confirmed the lessons of our decades of developing effective leaders. In summary, we found that to meet their challenges, world-class organizations ask five questions and take five related steps:
And we confirmed much more about how organizations improve leadership. For details and examples of eight development challenges, nine behavioral outcomes, and four initiative types, download our full report, Let’s Look at the Small Picture: Reframing Your Leadership Development Challenges. We think our findings will stimulate discussion about the challenges you face, the outcomes you want, the commitment you can make, and the role of learning in achieving your strategic goals.
Meanwhile, AchieveGlobal remains a worldwide presence and trusted resource for the professionals charged with building leadership excellence.
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