Leadership Development that Delivers

Ron Ashkenas has a great article on Forbes today with the title

He cites a major corporation that did away with a very expensive and exclusive leadership development program for its top 400 when...
"...six months later none of the participants could say that their business or function was any better off as a result of the program; and few could cite anything that they were personally doing differently."
The leadership model we use at Leading Women has produced different results for our participants. While we can always do better, and are continuously improving our programs, here is my comment on Ron's article.
"Ron, great article and excellent advice. Our work developing women leaders focuses very heavily on alignment with the business and we've had results different from the example you cited:

A retroactive survey of participants in our leadership programs told us that a stunning 86% were promoted or were given more responsibility (an indirect indication of their business impact).

The most frequently reported behavioral changes include:
  •     82.5% more intentionally project leadership presence.
  •     76.2% think more strategically about their job/organization.
  •     61% network more strategiclaly outside their organization.
  •     60% lead from core strengths and gifts.
  •     58.5% network more strategically within their organization.
  •     56.1% are better able to elicit information and listen deeply (inquiry skills).
  •     50% more proactively seek to know their organization's strategy.
We continuously work to improve these results and to track performance impacts on the business. Thanks for the inspiration to continue on our journey."
If you're looking for high-impact leadership development that delivers, we have one that's right for you. Read about them here.

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Susan Colantuono is CEO of Leading Women and author of No Ceiling, No Walls.
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John said...


You may be interested in a new ebook focused on leadership development for career women and titled, "When Doing It All Won't Do" that will be published in the next few days.

More at: www.CareerWomenCoaching.com

John Agno

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