Developing Leaders of the Future
In This Chapter
• Filling your pipeline with internal candidates
• Identifying future leaders early
• Growing your leadership trees
Leaders chosen from within an organization are more successful than outsiders. With that in mind, you should be constantly combing your ranks for high-performance candidates. In fact, you should have three prospects in development for every high-level position, according to one expert.
Identify these people early in their careers. It takes 6 to 10 years to prepare them adequately for a top-tier job. Developing leaders is like raising a child; they mature intellectually with experience. Expose them to increasingly challenging positions so they’ll be better able to deal with ...