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How to get results from your leadership development initiatives

Patrick Tomasso

Despite the time and money organisations devote to improving the capabilities of managers and nurturing new leaders, a survey by a UK business school reveals that only 7% of senior managers believe their companies develop global leaders effectively.

This statistic is cited by Pierre Gurdjian, Thomas Halbeisen and Kevin Lane, writing for McKinsey Insights & Publications. They also point out that around 30% of US companies admit that they have failed to exploit their international business opportunities fully due to a lack of leaders with the right capabilities.

Having talked with hundreds of chief executives and observing initiatives that have succeeded and failed, they have identified four of the most common mistakes, and offer some advice on how to overcome them:

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Source Article: Why Leadership-development Programmes Fail
Author(s): Pierre Gurdjian, Thomas Halbeisen and Kevin Lane