Chapter 1. The Growing Leadership Shortage: Building the Case for Acceleration Pools


“The thing that wakes me up in the middle of the night is not what might happen to the economy or what our competitors might do next; it is worrying about whether we have the leadership capacity and talent to implement the new and more complex global strategies.”

 --David Whitwam, Chairman, President, and CEO Whirlpool Corporation

This book was written to help executives like David Whitwam sleep better. We do so by helping them find ways to prepare leaders with the right skills, motivations, and experiences to assume management positions when needed.

Having moved into the new millennium, virtually every executive faces the same daunting dilemma: The demand for ...

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