Chapter 14. Benefits Up and Down the Line

To create a leadership pipeline requires more than words and diagrams. Significant behavioral changes are required from a wide range of people. This is especially true for people at the top of the organization. The CEO, group executives, and business managers need to examine their own skills, time applications, and work values. If they discover that they're working at the wrong level, they need to take that first step themselves and raise their skills, time applications, and values to the appropriate level.

Formidable obstacles loom that may make it problematic to make these changes. Many senior executives are reluctant to change "what got them there." Coaching at senior levels isn't valued in many organizations. ...

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