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Integrating a leadership competency framework

Remember that your leadership development strategy framework includes the following: Your organisation’s vision and strategy. Your people and culture systems. Training and development programs. Succession and performance management systems. Your …

Learning approaches glossary

Read through the different types of learning approaches, and their examples, to prepare for the activity that follows. Experiential learning Experiential learning is often touted as the most effective way …

What is AI?

The term “Artificial Intelligence” (AI) continues to be a concept that elicits fear and confusion for many. It often sparks conversations about lost jobs, humanoid robots, system breakdowns, and the …

Why the research phase is important

Just like a doctor wouldn’t prescribe medication without a thorough examination, crafting a leadership development strategy requires a comprehensive assessment of the current state, organisational goals, and specific challenges to …

The basics of learning

Effective leadership development requires understanding adult learning principles, and the role of cognitive processes. The 70-20-10 model advocates a mix of experiential learning, learning from others, and formal education. Share …

Taking a strategic approach to leadership development

There are two approaches to leadership development. The conventional approach offers polished programs with general topics, while the strategic approach tailors every element to directly align with an organisation’s vision …

Securing resources and budget

To ensure the success and support for your leadership development program, you must quantify its impact through relevant metrics that tie back to your organisation’s goals. By calculating the Return …

Reporting on information

Recall that, avoiding the analysis phase is like going to the GP and having them prescribe you a treatment, without asking any questions about what the problem is. So, now …

What is a leadership development strategy?

No matter how the business environment evolves, one constant factor is the requirement for outstanding leadership. Certain organisations excel in this aspect, while others face challenges in maintaining their stability. …

Communicating program results and success stories

Effectively communicating the results and success stories of your leadership development program is a powerful way to validate the program and inspire others. By embracing storytelling, visual communication, humanising data, …

How do organisations approach leadership development?

Leadership development strategies can vary significantly across different organisations.  In this article, we will explore four distinct approaches to leadership development: absent, reactive, deliberate, and strategic.  By understanding these approaches, …

Managing Change

Even the most highly considered, strategic leadership development strategy is effectively useless if no one knows about it, understands its importance, or cares about it. A refreshed or brand-new leadership …

How to build a communications strategy

As we’ve discovered, merely having the best program isn’t enough. It’s essential to effectively communicate about it, ensuring that the right people know, understand, and buy into your program goals …