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The Successful Leadership Development Program: How to Build It and How to Keep It Going

Book Description

Praise for The Successful Leadership Development Program

"Byrne and Rees share their direct experience to provide a highly practical guide for organizations seeking more self-managed approaches to learning in leadership development programs. It will stimulate and encourage all concerned who ask how they can better align the learning needs of individual leaders with those of their organization."

—J. Herman Gilligan, principal, GC International Consulting Group

"I have seen the results of the process outlined in this book and have found them to be very powerful and effective. This is a must read and a great guide for anyone responsible for leadership development in an organization."

—Marchita Marino, senior vice president, human resources, Wuesthoff Health System, Inc.

"Everyone concerned with growing leaders must read this book. The mapping out of a set of practices for leadership development is the most results-oriented that I have read about in decades. Every possible detail is addressed."

—Robert C. Preziosi, director, Leadership Impact Lab, Nova Southeastern University

"This is a unique book essential to any leader or potential leader responsible for bottom-line performance. An experienced based how-to book, the reader will learn how to prepare, obtain approval, and implement a program that will develop leaders and thereby improve and maintain financial performance."

—Allen C. Minor, financial consultant; and adjunct professor, department of health administration and human resources, University of Scranton

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Contents
  5. List of Figures and Exhibits
  6. Contents on the Web
  7. Introduction
  8. Chapter 1: Guiding Principles
    1. The Program Principles
    2. Summary
  9. Chapter 2: Building Your Foundation
    1. A Philosophy of Leadership Development
    2. A Conceptual Framework for Leadership Development
    3. Operational Strategy for Leadership Development
    4. Summary
  10. Chapter 3: Developing Your Leadership Competencies
    1. Where Are You Now?
    2. What Are Competencies and How Will You Know Them When You See Them?
    3. Types of Competencies
    4. Designing Your Learning Levels
    5. Using Action Verbs
    6. Determining Appropriate Competencies
    7. Putting Together Your Competencies
    8. Checking Your Accuracy
    9. Summary
  11. Chapter 4: Designing a Diagnostic Inventory for Leadership Competencies
    1. What Is a Diagnostic Inventory and How Do You Use It?
    2. Key Factors to Consider in Developing Your Diagnostic Inventory
    3. Scoring Your Diagnostic Inventory
    4. Making the Diagnostic Inventory Work
    5. Summary
  12. Chapter 5: Developing and Using Your Return on Investment Model
    1. Rationale for Your Return on Investment Model
    2. The Overall Research Design for Your Return on Investment Model
    3. Presenting Your Projected ROI Data
    4. Summary
  13. Chapter 6: Obtaining Administrative and Financial Support
    1. Summary
  14. Chapter 7: Developing Individual Learning Plans
    1. What Are Learning Levels?
    2. How Many Learning Levels Should You Have?
    3. How Should You Define Your Learning Levels?
    4. How Will You Measure Each Learning Level?
    5. How Can You Use Learning Plans?
    6. How Will You Implement the Learning Plans?
    7. How Can You Monitor the Success of the Program?
    8. Summary
  15. Chapter 8: Defining the Roles of the Senior Team and the Participants
    1. Completing the Diagnostic Inventory
    2. Developing and Implementing the Learning Plan
    3. Time Commitment
    4. Explaining Expectations
    5. Summary
  16. Chapter 9: Getting Clearance to Move Forward
    1. What Should Be Your Strategy Going Forward?
    2. How Will You Gain Their Support?
    3. How Will You Get the Ongoing Support That You Need?
    4. Summary
  17. Chapter 10: Developing Learning Modules
    1. Learning Objectives
    2. Human Resources
    3. Learning Environment
    4. Learning Support Resources
    5. Time Allotment
    6. Learning Activities
    7. Session Pre-Readings
    8. Competency Application Tasks
    9. Resources
    10. Designing a Feedback Approval Mechanism for Each Module
    11. Summary
  18. Chapter 11: Developing an Implementation Strategy
    1. Who Will Deliver the Program?
    2. Where Will the Program Be Delivered?
    3. When Will the Program Be Delivered?
    4. What Human, Material, and Financial Resources Will You Need?
    5. Introducing the Program to Participants
    6. Developing the Evaluation Strategy
    7. Revisiting and Affirming Your Learning Objectives
    8. Affirming and Measuring Your Success Factors
    9. Making Revisions and Refinements to the Program
    10. Summary
  19. Chapter 12: What's Next?
    1. Time
    2. Budget
    3. Materials
    4. Human Resources
    5. Facilities
    6. Organizational Support
    7. Sustainability
    8. Summary
  20. Bibliography
  21. Index
  22. About the Authors