Leadership by Design

Leadership by DesignPosted by Neil Neveras and Eric Berger on November 10, 2011

“If I just had better leaders, I could _________”

That’s what I hear over and over from the companies with whom I work. Whether they fill in the blank with “expand into new markets” or “meet increasing regulatory demands” or “transform the company”—or some other pressing issue—they know that improved leadership is critical to meeting the challenge. What they are unsure of, however, is how to develop the leaders they need.

We see leadership development as a process—one that starts with getting crystal clear about your company’s top strategic priorities, then figuring out where your leadership gaps lie relative to those priorities and finally taking targeted actions (more than one!) to close the gaps. Like solving other business challenges, leadership development requires a systemic solution that considers many factors in an organized, thoughtful way.

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Working as One: Collective Leadership

Working as One: Collective Leadership Posted by Fred Miller on October 19, 2011

Collective leadership is an approach to thinking about how organizations achieve major goals: deploy new strategies or implement transformational change. It identifies ways leaders can more effectively galvanize their people to work together toward a common purpose. It is a business strategy, rather than an HR strategy, but its emphasis on people and leadership means HR can be an important driver and supporter of the effort (as explained in our Human Capital Trends 2011 report).

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