Better Pond, Bigger Fish

Five ways to nurture developing leaders in an ecosystem for growth.

Developing future leaders isn’t just about putting them through programs. New research points to the critical importance of supporting them with the right organizational context—a workplace environment that encourages knowledge-sharing, risk-taking, and growth.

Developing future leaders is a need for most organizations, and many have invested in impressive leadership development programs aimed at doing just that. Yet most companies report they lack the leaders they need. Deloitte’s 2016 Human Capital Trends study revealed that nearly 30 percent of organizations have weak or very weak leadership pipelines, and nearly 90 percent of organizations see this as a critical business challenge. The lack of adequate leaders jeopardizes companies’ ability to thrive in fast-changing markets.

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