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Linkage Inc's Best Practices in Leadership Development Handbook, 2nd Edition

Book Description

Leadership development is a planned effort that enhances the learner's capacity to lead people. Building on the success of the first edition, Linkage conducted a study of over 300 top organizations and their needs in organizational change and leadership development that identifies approaches to leadership development that have proven to be successful. The work offers practical "how-to" instructions developing leaders and engaging in leadership development. It provides current in-depth models, assessments, tools, and other instruments that can be used for immediate application within a variety of organizations.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Table of Figures
  4. List of Tables
  5. Table of Exhibits
  6. Foreword
  7. Introduction
  8. PART ONE - DEFINING LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
    1. CHAPTER ONE - CONTEXT, CULTURE, AND COMPLEXITIES
      1. Business Strategy
      2. Future Leadership Requirement Analysis
      3. Current Leadership Capability Analysis
      4. Leader Selection and Retention Tools and Processes
      5. Leadership Development Tools and Processes
      6. Performance Management Tools and Processes
      7. Conclusion
      8. About the Contributor
    2. CHAPTER TWO - HELPING PEOPLE ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS
      1. Ownership
      2. Time
      3. Difficulty
      4. Distractions
      5. Rewards
      6. Maintenance
      7. Real Change Requires Real Effort
      8. Reference
      9. About the Contributors
    3. CHAPTER THREE - ASSESSING THE LEADER
      1. Background
      2. Why Perform Assessments of Senior Executives?
      3. What Should You Measure in Executive Assessment?
      4. How Do You Collect Your Data?
      5. How Do You Develop an Executive Where There Are Gaps?
      6. A Best Practice Approach to Executive Assessment
      7. Conclusion
      8. References
      9. About the Contributor
    4. CHAPTER FOUR - LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT AND ORGANIZATIONAL STRATEGY
      1. How to Achieve Excellent Organizational Results
      2. Broad Themes in Strategic Leadership Development
      3. Conclusion
      4. References
      5. About the Contributors
    5. CHAPTER FIVE - DEVELOPING THE INNOVATIVE LEADER
      1. Institutionalizing Innovation: Developing Deep Organizational Capabilities
      2. Defining Innovation Structure
      3. Building and Empowering Growth Teams
      4. Other Supporting Structures and Systems
      5. Conclusion
      6. Note
      7. References
      8. About the Contributors
    6. CHAPTER SIX - DEVELOPING LEADERS IN A GLOBAL LANDSCAPE
      1. Global Leadership
      2. Leadership and Culture
      3. The 4E’s Framework
      4. Global Leadership Framework
      5. Conclusion
      6. References
      7. About the Contributor
    7. CHAPTER SEVEN - INVESTING IN WOMEN
      1. The Case for Investing in Women: What the Research Says
      2. The Challenges Facing Women Leaders
      3. Tools for the Internal Practitioner
      4. Coaching as Solution: Case Studies and Tools for Development
      5. Positioning Coaching for Success
      6. The Model in Action
      7. Behind the Scenes: Coaching Women Leaders
      8. Conclusion
      9. References
      10. About the Contributors
  9. PART TWO - BEST PRACTICES IN LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
    1. CHAPTER EIGHT - MCKESSON
      1. Overview of McKesson Corporation
      2. Cultural Context for Program Design
      3. Leadership Development at McKesson Corporation
      4. Design Considerations: Why Leadership Development Programs Fail
      5. Leaders Teaching Leaders Core Components
      6. Tracking Progress and Reporting Results
      7. Lessons Learned
      8. About the Contributors
    2. CHAPTER NINE - YAHOO!
      1. The Psychological Contract
      2. The Underlying Themes
      3. The Leadership Curriculum
      4. Measuring Value
      5. How Development Reinforces Brand
      6. The Power of Focusing on Strengths
      7. Conclusion
      8. References
      9. About the Contributor
    3. CHAPTER TEN - JOHNSON & JOHNSON
      1. Lasting Results: Why It Works
      2. Approach: The Secret to Making It Work
      3. Program Architecture: Setting It Up
      4. Conclusion
      5. About the Contributors
    4. CHAPTER ELEVEN - CISCO
      1. Defining Collaborative Leadership
      2. Developing Collaborative Leadership
      3. From the Foundation to the Top of the Industry
      4. Conclusion
      5. About the Contributor
    5. CHAPTER TWELVE - DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY AND FINANCE, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA
      1. The Case for Executive Team Development at DTF
      2. Planning the Team Leadership Development Program
      3. Program Design and Implementation
      4. Conclusion
      5. The Journey Continues
      6. Working with the Team
      7. References
      8. About the Contributor
    6. CHAPTER THIRTEEN - MACY’S
      1. The Business Case for Leadership
      2. Addressing the Challenges
      3. The Leadership Strategy
      4. The Leadership Pipeline
      5. Future Efforts
      6. Conclusion
      7. About the Contributors
    7. CHAPTER FOURTEEN - BANK OF AMERICA
      1. The Business Case
      2. Purpose of the On-Boarding Initiative
      3. An Example of the On-Boarding Process
      4. Conclusion
      5. The On-Boarding Plan
      6. References
      7. About the Contributors
    8. CHAPTER FIFTEEN - HUMANA
      1. Company Background
      2. The Business Case for Leadership Development
      3. Humana’s Learning Consortium: A Networked Organization Model for Learning
      4. The Humana Leadership Institute
      5. Critical Success Factors
      6. Future Areas of Focus
      7. About the Contributors
    9. CHAPTER SIXTEEN - DELL
      1. Context
      2. Priorities
      3. Principles
      4. Building Global Platforms Through Strategic Partnerships: A Case Study of ...
      5. Moving Forward
      6. Conclusion
      7. About the Contributors
    10. CHAPTER SEVENTEEN - LAND O’LAKES
      1. Setting the Stage for Leadership Edge
      2. Green Light for High-Level Development
      3. Creating a Customized, Business-Focused Development Program
      4. Conclusion
      5. About the Contributors
    11. CHAPTER EIGHTEEN - PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS
      1. PricewaterhouseCoopers and Leadership Development
      2. Guiding Design Principles
      3. Development Focus
      4. Faculty Model
      5. Curriculum
      6. Focusing the Learning and Making It Stick
      7. Evaluating Effectiveness
      8. The Future for Genesis Park
      9. Lessons Learned
      10. About the Contributors
  10. APPENDIX: GLOBAL SURVEY—HOW ORGANIZATIONS PRACTICE LEADERSHIP
  11. SOURCES
  12. INDEX
  13. ABOUT THE EDITORS