Making Executive Development Pay
The “war for talent” has focused awareness on the need for leadership at all levels. It has also increased the expectation that executive development investments will pay off visibly and quickly. There can be no doubt that some of these expectations are not being met. While successful executive development engagements take many forms, to be truly effective, they should share one important quality: the participation of highly proactive and engaged leaders.
Leaders do not have to climb ropes or jump off cliffs to learn about themselves in ways that help make them more productive, more efficient, happier, and better qualified to take on new challenges. They do, however, have to take an active approach to selecting and managing development experiences that best fit their needs and their company’s.