Leadership by Design
An architecture to build leadership in organizations
While organizations may have the elements necessary to link business and leadership strategy, many are searching for an integrative and guiding framework to bring the parts together. In this new whitepaper we take an in-depth look the advantages of pursuing leadership by design as opposed to – the all too common approach of – having leaders who emerge and are prepared by accident or chance.
The paper provides insights into how a leadership strategy and pipelines – tied to an organization’s evolving strategy – can be deliberately structured and more effectively integrated with talent management and development programs. While addressing a set of fundamental questions about leadership, it uses client examples to showcase the importance of leadership dialogue and the impact of high-performance leadership on organizations’ culture and performance. By pointing out the need for focus and resources to develop a leadership development ecosystem, the paper offers leading practices and lessons learned from our work with many global organizations.