Proven strategies and innovative solutions for developing and retaining successful leaders Many organizations today are facing a crisis of leadership. As the Baby Boomer generation exits the workforce, companies are struggling to find qualified leaders to fill critical roles. Accelerating Leadership Development offers solutions for leadership development, management, and retention from award-winning development firm Global Knowledge. Accelerating Leadership Development provides a proven model to help companies develop high-potential employees with the competencies and knowledge capital to assume critical roles successfully. It includes practical and rigorous tools that enable organizations to identify targets and predict those targets' success with six measurable factors. With this proven development system, companies can develop a pipeline of ready leaders with high levels of engagement and retention.
* Features actionable, effective principles and strategies for leadership development using a results-oriented framework * Chapters address communication and delegation strategies, effective feedback models, shifting of responsibility and accountability to direct reports, and contemporary coaching and development approaches * Based on in-depth research and client interactions from one of the most prominent names in workforce development For any business that experiences a leadership failure or a lack of qualified leaders for vital positions, the consequences can be devastating. This practical and effective guide to leadership development offers real solutions for long-term excellence.
Jocelyn Berard is Vice-President Leadership and Business Solutions, International, for Global Knowledge. He has worked in the leadership and talent management field for 25 years, with clients in the US, Canada, Europe and Asia. His business unit at Global Knowledge focuses on research and intervention initiatives with organizations to develop their leaders and improve their talent management. A sought-after speaker, Berard has presented at numerous HR associations in Canada, Europe and the US, including CSTD, HRPA, CRHA, and SHRM, and is a frequent speaker at Global Knowledge Executive Speaker Series events. Global Knowledge is an award-winning global organization known for its strategic solutions with a very strong focus on people development. The company is one of the world's largest learning and development firms with training centers around the world.
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS v INTRODUCTION: THE BUSINESS PERFORMANCE FRAMEWORK 1 PART I: LEADERSHIP AND SUCCESSION 5 CHAPTER 1: The Leadership Success Profile 7 CHAPTER 2: Identifying Leadership Potential 29 CHAPTER 3: Diagnosing Development Needs 49 CHAPTER 4: Prescribing Development Solutions 69 CHAPTER 5: Ensuring and Reviewing Development 89 PART II: LEADERSHIP IN ACTION 111 CHAPTER 6: Leaders as Coaches 113 CHAPTER 7: Motivate for Full Engagement 135 CHAPTER 8: Communicate, Communicate, Communicate 155 CHAPTER 9: Delegate Deliberately and Provide Feedback 173 CHAPTER 10: Influential Leadership 195 PART III: LEADERSHIP BEST PRACTICES 207 CHAPTER 11: Align for Results 209 CHAPTER 12: From Doing to Leading, and Other Leadership Transitions 235 CHAPTER 13: Onboarding 255 CHAPTER 14: Contemporary Development Solutions 271 CONCLUSION 289 REFERENCES 292 ABOUT THE AUTHOR 303 INDEX 305