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Inhibitors to Building Leadership Capacity
Core Leadership Attributes
Visionary—provides context and alignment
Develops their teams—coaches and empowers
Authentic and Trustworthy
Displays humility, empathy & care
Takes leadership personally
Appreciates others viewpoints
Priority setting masters
Delivers on promises
Communicates across the organizational ‘ecosystem’
Leadership Development Programs--Design Principles
Building the Next Generation
Building a leaders developing leaders culture*
Developing other leaders is an important part of every leader’s job—they devote at least 20% of their time.
Leaders who identify and develop other leaders are rewarded and recognized for it.
Managers regularly coach leaders on top 1-2 critical improvement areas.
Leaders pool their insights to inform a leader’s development and next move.
Most promising leaders often get assignments that are greatly more challenging and outside of their expertise.
Talent assessments are precise, balanced and complete—and separated from annual performance appraisals.
Leadership development process is as consistent and rigorous as other core business items and processes.
Organization ensures leaders at all levels develop other leaders and plan their succession.
“Coaching provided by a leader’s direct manager is one of the top drivers of building leader capacity, outpacing even the most heavily used leadership development approaches.”
Learning & Development Roundtable 2006 Sr. Leadership Survey
*Adapted from Leaders at all Levels—Ram Charan, 2008
Two Ways in which an Institution can Lead…
…By Producing Leaders
…By Influencing its environment
“An academic medical institution is built on three pillars of scholarship— discovery of knowledge, teaching and learning, and the integration and application of knowledge.”
Leading African Research for Better Health