Developing Leaders of the Future

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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 ...

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