Posted by Neil Neveras and Eric Berger on November 10, 2011
“If I just had better leaders, I could _________”
That’s what I hear over and over from the companies with whom I work. Whether they fill in the blank with “expand into new markets” or “meet increasing regulatory demands” or “transform the company”—or some other pressing issue—they know that improved leadership is critical to meeting the challenge. What they are unsure of, however, is how to develop the leaders they need.
We see leadership development as a process—one that starts with getting crystal clear about your company’s top strategic priorities, then figuring out where your leadership gaps lie relative to those priorities and finally taking targeted actions (more than one!) to close the gaps. Like solving other business challenges, leadership development requires a systemic solution that considers many factors in an organized, thoughtful way.
|Neil Neveras helps clients solve their most complex leadership challenges, including defining leadership capabilities to drive business priorities, succession/pipeline planning, leadership assessment, development planning, career path, coaching/mentoring, using social networking to link leaders, global assignments/mobility for development and metrics. He leads Deloitte’s client-facing Leadership services in the US and co-leads these services globally.|
|Eric Berger works with clients to accelerate the development of high-potential leaders at all levels, through an integrated approach to assessment, development and succession. He is spending this year on a rotation with Deloitte’s internal Talent (HR) organization, where he is supporting the roll-out of innovations in Leadership Development & Succession in conjunction with the launch of Deloitte University.|
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