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The Leadership Pipeline: How to Build the Leadership Powered Company, Second Edition by James Noel, Stephen Drotter, Ram Charan

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Chapter 11. Identifying Potential Pipeline Failures

Up until this point, we've focused on how you can use the Leadership Pipeline model to build a strong leadership pipeline. We've emphasized how it can be used to increase performance and success at all levels. But we would be remiss if we overlooked the reality of failure in leadership development. In company after company, people who have been counted on to assume key leadership positions don't live up to expectations. Some fail in first-time manager positions and some as CEOs.

Although there are many reasons for failure, and some (such as abrupt changes in consumer preference) can't be completely avoided, a significant percentage of them can be prevented or dealt with effectively. Here we'd ...

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