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Leadership Development


Leadership Development includes the compilation of activities or experiences that are provided to individuals to increase quality of leadership within an organization. This often focuses on specific organization leadership competencies, mentorship, coaching, use of assessments and business-prioritized simulations. The goal of these activities is to build decision-making and interpersonal that battle complexity.

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Microsoft Front Lines

By Shannon Banks /Director, Be Leadership Ltd

At Microsoft, the top 4% of high potential leaders are selected to participate in Bench, a global leadership program that is designed to accelerate development. As part of Bench, senior executives participate in Front Lines, an award-winning action-learning experience linking learning directly to bu... Read More

Adult Learning and Development

By /Director, Be Leadership Ltd

While there may be widespread acceptance that ‘learning’ is, and will continue to be, a key differentiation between short and long term business success, there are few definitive answers as to HOW this learning can occur. new generation of employees and manage The unique learning styles and pref... Read More

The Leader of the Future

By Sally Helgesen /Premier Expert on Women's Leadership | Best-Selling Author | International Speaker

When the first edition of The Leader of the Future was published, the stable and highly efficient hierarchies that had served the industrial era were rapidly becoming outdated.  Top-down technologies of control were being supplanted by web-like technologies of opportunity, which had the effect of d... Read More

Change Leadership Behavior

By Marshall Goldsmith /#1 Leadership Thinker, Exec Coach, NYT Bestselling Author. Dartmouth Tuck Professor Mgmt Practice

This article, written by Marshall Goldsmith, Howard Morgan, and Marc Effron takes a look at the impact of co-workers and the impact of coaches through a review of research results in five major organizations.  The purpose of this article is to review their approaches and their levels of success in ... Read More

Executive Coaching Action Learning Lab

By Marshall Goldsmith /#1 Leadership Thinker, Exec Coach, NYT Bestselling Author. Dartmouth Tuck Professor Mgmt Practice

Action Learning Lab beginning June 2009 JOIN LAB NOW Request to join this Action Learning Lab to learn, share, and create Best Practices in Executive Coaching. This group will be composed of 8-12 of your peers from Fortune 500 companies, Universities, Government, and the Military. Eac... Read More

Have the Courage to Ask

By Marshall Goldsmith /#1 Leadership Thinker, Exec Coach, NYT Bestselling Author. Dartmouth Tuck Professor Mgmt Practice

Peter Drucker has a great way with words. He distills meaningful concepts into short phrases more effectively than anyone I have ever met. I have had the privilege of being on the Board of the Drucker Foundation (and now the Leader to Leader Institute) for many years. At one of our early Drucker Fou... Read More
This article, written by Bill Hawkins and Lori Riordan, discusses how to become a skilled manager – not a manager of corporate “tenure”. Although, promotion of unskilled managers can occur in any organization regardless of size, age or stage in the life cycle, it most frequently occurs in star... Read More

Stewardship for Supervisors

By Larry Peters /Professor Emeritus, TCU and Owner, consultant

We argue that leadership development is inevitably affected by on-the-job context. We define context as including the elements of a work and organizational setting that influence behavior. Especially important are those elements in the immediate work setting that are controlled by one’s supervisor... Read More

The Skilled Communicator

By Jody Knox /executive coaching approach., Action Dialogue Associates.

This article, written by Jodi Knox, discusses how action dialogue is the accumulation of parts – insights, ideas, observation, awareness, and so on – leading to shared understanding and committed action.  In the relentless effort to accomplish objectives and achieve results, the most common com... Read More

Putting Actionable Results into Leadership Development

By Jim Dowling /Retired in Service, Learner, Educator, Advisor, Maker

In this article, we suggest blending three essential organizational capabilities to maximize the impact of leaders: individual learning, organizational learning and delivering desired results.  To do so, Action Learning is taken to the organization level and enabled through information technology. ... Read More

The Rapid Cycle Design Process

By Jim Bolt /Co-Founder, FRED Leadership. Semi-retired, work part time as the spirit moves me, FRED Leadership

Rapid-Cycle Design™ is a method of engaging line leaders in needs assessment and design of executive and leadership development programs that not only significantly increases senior line leaders’ understanding, acceptance and support of the solution by actively involving them in the process, but... Read More
It's easy for today's corporate leaders to become transfixed by the demands of short- term operations and lose sight of important happenings outside the walls of their business, outside the walls of their industry, and outside the walls of the United States. When this happens, however, tremendous op... Read More

The Underappreciated Value of Informal Leaders in Organizational Change Initiatives

By Dr. Art Johnson /Professor in Leadership, Organizational Development (OD) and Human Resource Development (HRD), Palm Beach Atlantic University

To lead a needed change effort to fruition and the responsibility for leading this needed organizational change is squarely on the shoulders of the organization's leaders (Northouse, 2010). While everyone agrees that leadership is critical in an organizational change effort, the unfortunate truth is... Read More

Becoming a Global Leader

By Jeremy Solomons /Coach, Facilitator and Trainer in Global Leadership, Inclusion and Teambuilding

As business becomes more and more global, many organizations are asking themselves if an effective leader in one country or region can duplicate her or his success on a worldwide level?For example, Lucia Mannone may have a proven track record in the southern European region, but is she still able to... Read More

Leaders who Build Market Value

By Norm Smallwood /Leadership, Organization Design and HR | Partner, Co-Founder, The RBL Group

The purpose of leadership development is to build leaders who know how to increase organization capability that delivers current and future earnings consistent with firm values.  In this article we argue that it is the job of leaders at all levels to create sustainable shareholder value and to be a... Read More

The Business Case for Executive Assessment: Why Assessment in Challenging Times Can Enhance Productivity and Be a Talent “Game Changer”

By Linda Sharkey /Helping leaders prepare for the future. Trusted transformational expert, speaker, & author. Former Fortune 10 executive.

The Business Case for Executive Assessment: Why Assessment in Challenging Times Can Enhance Productivity and Be a Talent “Game Changer” By Linda Sharkey, Ph.D. Paul Eccher, Ph.D. Background: The “war for talent” is an often heard mantra of today’s CEOs. This issue was identified as ear... Read More

How Nature Innovates

By Greg Zlevor /President, Westwood International

There is a natural process to growth and innovation.  It is displayed in the physical and evolutionary record, demonstrated by atomic and molecular structures, seen in the growth of the simplest creatures, detected in cultural advances, and found in business.  This article shows the natural proces... Read More

Develop Leaders Who Build Market Value

By David Ulrich /Speaker, Author, Professor, Thought Partner on HR, Leadership, and Organization, The RBL Group

Sound bite: The purpose of leadership development is to build leaders who know how to increase organization capability that delivers current and future earnings consistent with firm values. In this chapter we argue that it is the job of leaders at all levels to create sustainable shareholder value a... Read More

You Can't Be Champion Unless you Keep Score

By John Sullivan /Speaker, Advisor to Management, Author and Professor

If this were the Olympics, it would be obvious to all that you couldn’t become a champion without measuring results. In fact, the definition of a champion is "the one with the best results.” In the general business world the use of numbers and metrics is part of life.  CEO's, CFO's and sharehol... Read More

A Common Tool and Language

By Ralph Jacobson /Founder of The Leader's Toolbox, coach, author, speaker, The Leader's Toolbox

This article, written by Ralph Jacobsen, describes how the majority of leadership development activities fail to significantly improve organization performance. This article reveals that it may be highly beneficial to shift the emphasis from developing individual leaders’ skills to developing shar... Read More
For Members in Europe, Middle East, and AsiaBEST PRACTICE BENCHMARKING SESSION WITH LOUIS CARTER, CEO, BEST PRACTICE INSTITUTE Best Practice Benchmarking is the core of Best Practice Institute's work. During this session you will meet fellow BPI active learning group members, share and learn about e... Read More
Skillrater.com, an online social network that went live this week, makes it easy for members to request work performance ratings from overseers, co-workers and direct reports across a domestic and global workforce. “This is the future of 360-degree assessment and social learning,” said the netwo... Read More
Whether in times of boom or bust, finding effective leaders to fill management roles is always a priority.  In the current business climate, the combination of an unpredictable market and a workforce culture that values company loyalty and longevity far less than it used to makes effective leadersh... Read More
Whether in times of boom or bust, finding effective leaders to fill management roles is always a priority.  In the current business climate, the combination of an unpredictable market and a workforce culture that values company loyalty and longevity far less than it used to makes effective leadersh... Read More

Case Studies


Early Career Experience: How BD Develops Global, Customer-Focused Leaders

By Edward Franzone /Senior Director of Worldwide Learning and Development, BD

The Early Career Experience is designed to accelerate the career development and networking of its members. As a result of completing this program, we wanted participants to (1) gain an understanding of BD's varied businesses; (2) build a personal network that crosses BD's worldwide businesses, func... Read More

Scripps: Integrated Talent Management

By Robyn M. Hildal /Vice President, Talent and Diversity, The E. W. Scripps Company

Over the years, Scripps existed as a series of small businesses charged with serving the needs of their local markets.  With this charge came autonomy resulting in each small business addressing its mission in various unique ways as was the case with the way employees were managed.  Generally, Scr... Read More

Home Depot: Developing Front-Line Leaders

By Leslie Young /Vice President, Talent and Diversity, The E. W. Scripps Company

Strong leaders are the foundation of success at The Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement retailer.  Employing over 350,000 associates across more than 2,100 stores, The Home Depot has a tremendous need for developing leaders at all levels-from department supervisor to vice president. ... Read More

A.O. Smith Corporation: Integrated Talent Management

By Mary Sue Handel /Director, Global Talent Management, A. O. Smith Corporation

This case is a summary of A. O. Smith Corporation’s journey towards aligning and developing talent within a global business environment.  All salaried employees participate in the core talent management process – performance management.  This includes goal alignment, skills assessment(s) and i... Read More

FedEx: Executive Development

By Becky Atkeison /Director, Enterprise Health and Well-Being, FedEx Services

As a company with a long standing history of promoting from within, FedEx continues to place great emphasis on ensuring the development of future leaders – and, with good reason.  Some 90% of Officer-level hires are internal, meaning that the company needs to prepare individuals to be ready for w... Read More
This case study describes the design of a comprehensive, multi-module leadership development program that was created to anchor an evolving talent management strategy.   ... Read More

BP Amoco: Integrated Leadership Development

By Candy Albertsson /Talent management consultant, innovator, and speaker, Albertsson Consulting Group, Inc.

This article outlines an integrated leadership development system based on leadership competencies that leverages assessment and a worldwide, high-potential development program as the cornerstone for developing future top leaders.In this article you will find:•    Company Description•    T... Read More
This article outlines a global training program for sales executives that develops business leadership capabilities through training seminars, partnerships with senior managers, and action learning.In this article you will find:•    Training Colgate-Palmolive’s Global Sales Leaders•    C... Read More

Imasco Limited: Action Learning

By Jay A. Conger /Henry Kravis Chaired Professor of Leadership Studies, Claremont McKenna College

This article outlines an action learning-based program that is designed to develop the strategic thinking capabilities of senior and middle management.



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The MathWorks

By Elizabeth Haight /Vice President, The MathWorks, Inc.

This article outlines a "just-in-time" transition to a cross-functional team structure, bolstered by action learning, exposure to senior executives, and team leader rotation, in order to make dramatic improvements in the efficiency of the operations department. In this article you will find: Objecti... Read More
In 1989, SmithKline Beecham was formed through the merger of SmithKline Beckman Corporation, located in Philadelphia, PA, and The Beecham Group in London. Beecham had comparatively few programs in the way of human resources development, while SmithKline Beckman had a process but no consistency in ho... Read More

ServiceMASTER

By Dr. Sandy Wells /Building strong leaders for government!

Creating support among all members of organizations for organizational change is a difficult task. How do change architects create the understanding and increase the readiness and enthusiasm for change, while simultaneously managing the fear process to create a “change by design”? The focus of t... Read More
A leadership development program designed to broaden identified successors to executive positions and prepare individuals for a variety of new assignments while delivering solutions to top management through action learning and personal development.The Executive Development Program (EDP) was establi... Read More

Sun Microsystems

By Jim Moore /Founding Member Marshall Goldsmith Group

An integrated leadership development and succession planning system designed for executives that leverage 360-degree feedback, a leadership skill/competency model, and individual development planning.This chapter introduces the framework, processes, and tools currently used at Sun Microsystems, Inc.... Read More

Sonoco

By Derek A. Smith /BPI Expert

A performance management system designed to develop employees’ knowledge oftheir roles and responsibilities while aligning their performance in support of the company’s strategic business goals through such tools as 360-degree feedback and a focused competency model.The goal of Sonoco’s Perfor... Read More
Reflections on seven critical areas of their leadership development systems including: 1. Competitive and Strategic Business Challenges, 2. Leadership Competencies, 3. Most Impactful Key Features of Leadership Training, 4. Critical Success Factors, 5. Evaluation Methods, 6. Money Budgeted for Leader... Read More

Barclays: Global Leadership

By Brian Anderson /Senior Recruiting Specialist, Contech Systems Inc.

This article outlines a strategic initiative based on assessment, action learning, and coaching that is designed to develop and sustain a global leadership culture.This article includes, but is not limited to, the following steps:•    Building the Business Case for Leadership Development•  ... Read More
This article outlines a competency-based leadership development system for the first line, middle, and senior-level managers that is designed to develop a leadership pipeline.In this article you will find:•    Company Description•    Building a Business Case for Leadership Development• ... Read More
This article is a change management process for creating and implementing a distinctive firm brand and fostering a unique employer-of-choice culture while driving performance, accountability and innovation to higher levels.  Initiative leverages executive strategic planning and alignment, leadershi... Read More

First Consulting Group: Leadership Development

By Paula Cowan /Strategies | Linkedin Expert | Career Transition | Hidden Job Market | Resume Services | Business Profiles

This leadership development case study describes the innovative approach used by First Consulting Group to design and implement a unique skill, knowledge personal growth program for the Firm’s mid and senior level executives. First Consulting Group is an acknowledged market leader in providing inf... Read More

Gundersen Lutheran Hospital: Self-Assessment

By Michelle Fellenz /Chief Talent, Learning & Culture Officer, Inclusa

This case study outlines a self-assessment, personal change-based program that is designed to develop managers within this merged healthcare organization.In this case study, you will find:•    Building the Business Case•    Best Practice Study•    Assessment and Development Planning... Read More
This case study describes the systematic approach employed by Intel Corporation’s Fab 12 Organization Development Team (ODT) to successfully launch an innovative, nontraditional way of developing leaders.  Applying a rapid prototype design strategy, the ODT delivered an in-depth leadership develo... Read More

Johnson & Johnson: Global Leadership Development

By Charles J. Corace /Adjunct Prof. & Consultant, Arcadia University

A global leadership development program that leverages 360-degree feedback, action learning, and one-on-one coaching to drive change in the business and develop a global leadership pipeline.This article illustrates a highly integrated organizational intervention developed to grow leadership talent a... Read More

The Mathworks:

By Deborah Slobodnik /Master Coach for Leaders and Teams

This article outlines a "just-in-time" transition to a cross-functional team structure, bolstered by action learning, exposure to senior executives, and team leader rotation, in order to make dramatic improvements in the efficiency of the operations department. In this article you will find: Objecti... Read More

McDonald's: Leadership Development

By James Intagliata /Master Coach for Leaders and Teams

This case study describes a leadership development program designed specifically to help participants prepare for success in meeting the increased challenges and demands of one of the roles most critical to success of the business.

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MediaOne Group: Coaching and Mentoring Program

By Elizabeth Thach /Distinguished Professor of Wine, Professor of Management, Sonoma State University

A coaching and mentoring program leveraging 360-degree assessment, individual coaching, follow-up surveys, and customized coaching workshops that is designed for the follow-on support and development stages of the leadership development system at MediaOne.

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This article outlines a leadership competency-based process of nomination, individual assessment, development planning, and ongoing coaching support to improve leadership development and bench strength in the increasingly competitive utilities marketplace.In this article you will find:•    Impl... Read More

SIAC Case Study:360-Degree Feedback

By Cheryl Lazzaro /Vice President, Corporate Director,Human Resources, DMJM Harris/AECOM Corporation

This article outlines a competency-based leadership development system that leverages external coaching, 360-degree feedback, and individual development planning for all managers in the organization within the rapidly changing industry of information technology.In this article you will find:•  ... Read More

SmithKline Beecham:Assessment-driven Program

By /Vice President, Corporate Director,Human Resources, DMJM Harris/AECOM Corporation

This article outlines a personal change and assessment-driven program that is designed for leadership development and succession planning in a post-merger environment.In this article you will find:•    Creating a Team to Design the Leadership Development Planning Process•    Data Gathering... Read More

Sun Microsystems Case Study:Succession Planning

By Jim Moore /Founding Member Marshall Goldsmith Group

An integrated leadership development and succession planning system designed for executives that leverage 360-degree feedback, a leadership skill/competency model, and individual development planning.This chapter introduces the framework, processes, and tools currently used at Sun Microsystems, Inc.... Read More

This model portrays Honeywell Aerospace’s plan to change the company (DNA) at all levels.  It includes the model for changing the DNA at All Levels and all relevant information.

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A 360° assessment-based leadership development initiative for leaders at all levels of the organization, designed to work in conjunction with the organization’s human resource strategic plan and performance management process. Introduction/Background AlliedSignal is an advanced technology and m... Read More

Abbott Laboratories: Leadership Development

By Don Kraft /Consultant, Don Kraft Consulting

A strategic results and personal change initiative that is designed to prepare the organization for a changing environment within the health care industry by developing the competencies of and retaining high potential leaders.

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Army Management Staff College: Leadership Development

By Ursula G. Lohmann /Director,, Consultancy for Education, Training, and Development

A technical/operational, assessment, and strategic-based leadership development program designed to develop high potential civilian employees and military officers in a changing environment.Leaders and managers must know the skills of leading and managing, but most importantly, they must know their ... Read More
Enhancing the Talent Management System to Support McDonald’s Global GrowthSince 2001 McDonald’s has introduced a series of significant changes to its HR systems to strengthen the organization’s capability to develop the quantity and quality of leadership talent needed to support its continued ... Read More

United States Army War College

By George Reed /Associate Professor at University on San Diego

United States Army War CollegeThis leadership development case study describes the approach used by the United States Army War College to prepare selected high potential military and civilian leaders for duties of increased responsibility at the strategic level. The Army War College has an internati... Read More

Hewlett-Packard: HR of the 21st Century

By Linda Sharkey /Helping leaders prepare for the future. Trusted transformational expert, speaker, & author. Former Fortune 10 executive.

The "war for talent" is an often heard mantra of today's CEO's. This issue was identified as early at 1997 when McKinsey conducted War for Talent research. They cited that there would be an "imminent shortage of executives". It seems as if this perspective has borne itself out. It is hard to pick up... Read More
Critical to the success of an organization is having a steady supply of leaders with the right skills in the right jobs. Facing the possibility of a number of retirements across all levels of leadership, Southern Company has developed robust succession planning and leadership development processes t... Read More
A leadership development program designed to broaden identified successors to executive positions and prepare individuals for a variety of new assignments while delivering solutions to top management through action learning and personal development.The Executive Development Program (EDP) was establi... Read More

National Grid's Foundations of Leadership Overview

By Shandy Arroyo /Leadership, Talent & Change Specialist, National Grid

In 2009, National Grid’s Professional Learning & Development department (L&D) launched Foundations of Leadership (FoL) to their largest audience of leaders - the nearly 3,000 first level leaders who are charged with driving change from the front line. FoL’s six-unit curriculum taught ove... Read More
This case study describes the design of a comprehensive, multi-module leadership development program that was created to anchor an evolving talent management strategy.BNY Mellon Asset Management is the umbrella organization for BNY Mellon’s investment management firms, with over $1 trillion in ... Read More
This case study introduces the systematic process and tools that are currently used to develop leaders in the Colorado region at Kaiser Permanente. This process and tools, specific to Colorado, were built upon the national review process. Using the national review and the Colorado systematic process... Read More

Ecolab

By Bob Barnett /Executive Vice President and Partner, MDA Leadership Consulting

This chapter describes the talent management framework, models, and approach implemented by Ecolab, Inc., for building their leadership bench strength to support growth in their business. Ecolab’s approach is based on implementing leadership development systems that promote individual action plann... Read More

Agilent Technologies, Inc.: Executive Coaching

By Karen Walker /Transformational Leader, Board Member, Speaker

A summary of the design and implementation of a corporate-wide executive coaching program for high-performing and high potential senior leaders at Agilent Technologies. APEX features a customized 360° feedback leadership profile, an international network of external coaches, and a “pay for result... Read More

Corning Inc.: Creating The Next Generation Of Innovation Leaders

By Richard O'Leary /Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Hardinge Manufacturing

Corning has established a leadership position in glass and ceramics based on a commitment and ability to out-innovate the competition. The company has had a devotion to R&D investment and the delivery of value through applied science since its very origins 157 years ago. In the past decade the c... Read More

McDonald's: Performance Development, Succession Planning, and Leadership Development

By /Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Hardinge Manufacturing

This chapter describes five separate initiatives that have been introduced in the past eight years to strengthen the areas of performance development, succession planning, and leadership development. For each initiative we describe how and why the changes were introduced, how they have been refined,... Read More

First Consulting Group

By Paula Cowan /Strategies | Linkedin Expert | Career Transition | Hidden Job Market | Resume Services | Business Profiles

This leadership development case study describes the innovative approach used by First Consulting Group to design and implement a unique skill, knowledge personal growth program for the Firm’s mid and senior level executives. First Consulting Group is an acknowledged market leader in providing inf... Read More

GE Capital

By Linda Sharkey /Helping leaders prepare for the future. Trusted transformational expert, speaker, & author. Former Fortune 10 executive.

This case study describes a global high-impact leadership development intervention with real business impact that is achieved through a robust diagnostic and assessment process, GE values, the three lenses of leadership, storytelling, futuring, uncovering of peak performance, systems thinking, and f... Read More

Hewlett-Packard: Dynamic Leadership

By /Helping leaders prepare for the future. Trusted transformational expert, speaker, & author. Former Fortune 10 executive.

This case study describes the dynamic transformation process of HP sanctioned by the CEO in which over 8,000 managers throughout the world were developed through key principles of accelerating high performance and alignment and executing with accountability.  The program’s most successful key fea... Read More
The following case study will examine the path of Honeywell’s successful Aerospace business in leveraging Six Sigma as the core productivity strategy that will fuel its aggressive growth plans.  It examines how Honeywell has successfully evolved Six Sigma from a process improvement initiative to ... Read More

Intel: Leadership Development Forum

By Dale Halm /Organization Development Practitioner, Pinnacle West Capital Corporation

This case study describes the systematic approach employed by Intel Corporation’s Fab 12 Organization Development Team (ODT) to successfully launch and innovative, nontraditional way of developing leaders. 1 The ODT works at the manufacturing-site level (not corporate), responding to specific ch... Read More

Microsoft: High Potential Development

By Brian Underhill /Author of Executive Coaching for Results: The Definitive Guide to Developing Organizational Leaders

The opportunity for ongoing learning and development is a commitment Microsoft makes to all employees. Microsoft invests more than $375 million annually in formal education programs directed at the employee, manager, and leader that are offered by the Corporate Learning and Development groups and ot... Read More

Ecolab: Building the Leadership Bench

By Bob Barnett /Executive Vice President and Partner, MDA Leadership Consulting

This chapter describes the talent management framework, models, and approach implemented by Ecolab, Inc. for building their leadership bench strength to support growth in their business. Ecolab’s approach is based on implementing leadership development systems that promote individual action planni... Read More
This case study includes MIT’s method for developing the higher-level skills to create and sustain a self-perpetuating learning organization through mental models, systems thinking, personal and organizational visioning, and several other best practice organizational learning exercises and tools t... Read More
This case study describes how this hospital and health network implemented a leadership development program that achieved breakthrough results in patient satisfaction, improved quality of care, overall service, efficiency, and top status in the industry through a series of quality improvement initia... Read More
This case study shows how aiming for a high-performance culture led StorageTek to develop a transformation plan that balanced traditional operational management with the innovation required to be competitive in the information technology industry. A key element of the plan is successfully coordinati... Read More

First Consulting Group - Nomination and Selection Process

By Paula Cowan /Strategies | Linkedin Expert | Career Transition | Hidden Job Market | Resume Services | Business Profiles

This model portrays the First Consulting Group’s Nomination and Selection Process.  Initially the critical step in the design process was the education of the Executive Committee regarding issues associated with the implementation of such a program and to obtain their commitment and ownership for... Read More

This model portrays an example of First Consulting Groups Leadership First Nomination Form.  It includes an example of the form and relevant information.

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GE Capital - Sample Agenda

By Linda Sharkey /Helping leaders prepare for the future. Trusted transformational expert, speaker, & author. Former Fortune 10 executive.

This model portrays a sample agenda for GE Capital’s Executive Leadership Development Symposium (ELDS). It includes a sample agenda and relevant information.

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GE Capital - Additional Personal Challenges

By Linda Sharkey /Helping leaders prepare for the future. Trusted transformational expert, speaker, & author. Former Fortune 10 executive.

This model portrays the additional questionnaire GE Capital used in its Executive Leadership Development Symposium (ELDS) for Personal Challenges.  It includes a blank sample of additional questions for the questionnaire and relevant information.

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GE Capital - Organizational Challenges

By Linda Sharkey /Helping leaders prepare for the future. Trusted transformational expert, speaker, & author. Former Fortune 10 executive.

This model portrays the questionnaire GE Capital used in its Executive Leadership Development Symposium (ELDS) for Organizational Challenges.  It includes a blank sample questionnaire and relevant information.

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GE Capital - Personal Challenges

By Linda Sharkey /Helping leaders prepare for the future. Trusted transformational expert, speaker, & author. Former Fortune 10 executive.

This model portrays the questionnaire GE Capital used in its Executive Leadership Development Symposium (ELDS) for Personal Challenges.  It includes a blank sample questionnaire and relevant information.

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Research


Learning Development Systems for Managers Across Global Organization

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

To support the implementation of new People Practices, Major Organizations need to provide training for over thousands of HR manager distributed across the global organization. The objectives of the training include both an understanding of the new People Practices Philosophies, the technical detail... Read More

BPI Senior Executive Board Research Digital Tools - Using HR Analytics in a Powerful Way

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

This report looks at 6 multinational, blue chip organizations all at slightly different stages of their strategy to deploy HR Analytics and put it at the heart of their decision-making culture. The organizations reviewed in this report are shown below. 1. Google 2. Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) 3. ... Read More

Management Strategies for a GM within a Matrix Organization

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

The Study Seeks to Identify Effective Work Solutions, Communication Methods, and Management Strategies for a GM within a Matrix Organization. Read More

Talent Management Makes Matrix Organizations Work

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

For business to adopt and deliver through a matrix organizational structure, it must make significant deep and broad changes. Some of them include: the alignment of people, performance, and purpose, the design of decision processes and assignment of clear accountabilities, the assessment of and t... Read More

Product Team Organization Design

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

To remain competitive, companies are incorporating more technology and innovating faster than ever. To support the demand, traditional models of the hierarchy have been moving for decades towards flatter, more networked structures. And yet, the size that comes with success continues to challenge the... Read More

GLOBAL TALENT MANAGEMENT TRENDS

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

Continued global commercial volatility and unpredictability means talent strategies are constantly evolving. Talent scarcity remains a pressing concerns for most HR principles and this is being reflected by a heavy strategic focus on talent sourcing and retention. Surprisingly, in a time of b... Read More

Retaining Employees in the Liquid Workforce

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

I put the following quick-react-report together in response to questions concerning how to retain employees beyond the first few years in the organization. Read More

Next Generation/Multigenerational Workforce Transformation Research Report

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

The global workforce is made up of 4 generations. By 2025 there will be five generations in the workforce. Each generation displays some unique behaviors and how they perform tasks. Although multiple generations in the workforce are not new, the makeup of the workforce and the reliance on technology... Read More

Successful Co-Located Human Resource Business Partner Alignment

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

Re-alignment of Human Resource Departments from transactional to the transformational has been taking place for the last 20 years. In the past, HR departments were more of a support organization. Many Senior Managers and Executives believed that Human Resource Departments should be more strategic in... Read More

Best Practices in Consultative Selling, Consensus Building, and Negotiation

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

Consultative Selling is a process that builds relationships. It makes sales, but as important, it secures a continuing partnership. The process takes its time to draw specific information from prospects that gives dimension to the customer’s needs and wants.This information then provides the d... Read More

3 Studies in Process Leadership Technology

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

Process leadership is a big picture approach, a holistic, whole systems look. It aims to build or re-engineer effective processes and manage them for the delivery of business goals. Read More

Best Practices in Contingent Workforce Transformation

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

The US Department of Labor defines a contingent worker as “a temporary member of an organization who does not possess a contract for permanent employment.” Under that guidance contingent workers include, part-time, contractors, on call, workers hired for a specific period, professional employmen... Read More

Successful Co-Located Human Resource Business Partner Alignment

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

Re-alignment of Human Resource Departments from transactional to the transformational has been taking place for the last 20 years. In the past, HR departments were more of a support organization. Many Senior Managers and Executives believed that Human Resource Departments should be more strategic in... Read More

Punishment or Development: What is the purpose of Today’s Performance Management Processes?

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

Over the last few years, a growing phenomenon in performance management (PM) throughout premier companies such as Adobe, General Electric, and JP Morgan Chase has been exchanging the traditional annual performance review for a system of ongoing development discussions.Why has this phenomenon beg... Read More

4 Keys for Aligning Talent Strategies in Emerging Global Markets

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

When business dictates the next step is stretching outside the U.S., organizations must tread with care. While the company may have a domestic talent strategy, there is much to consider when looking for overseas talent.Each country has its own unique set of challenges, from how to obtain and tra... Read More

Contingent Workforce Research Report

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

This report begins with a discussion of the different options available for managing a global contingent workforce program. The data for the program options were gathered from reports and interviews. The discussion is followed by the interviews, summary of results, recommendations, and list of re... Read More

Most Loved Workplace Research

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

A new study from Best Practice Institute has revealed some surprising results. In a global survey of over 150 Fortune 1000 organizations companies, we’ve shown that employees who love their workplace are up to 4 times more likely to perform at a higher level than those who do not. This reveal dat... Read More

Test and Learns

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

“Test and Learn” is a term given to business practices aimed at accelerating performance. It assumes that learning is largely a heuristic behavior of trial and error. It’s a pragmatic learning experience in which people are satisfied with “good enough” solutions that could be optimal ... Read More

Comparison of Performance Management Vendors

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

The following is a survey of tools that enable the employee feedback that supports performance appraisals. The intent is to identify and measure those tools that compete directly with Skillrater. I have found that the “big” tools serve Human Resources and Human Capital Management in extensivel... Read More

Matching Analytics to HR’s Chief Goals

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

Almost every aspect of workforce management and top talent identification is viewed as a “high” or “very high” in terms of importance by the HR professionals in our survey. This shows that analytics has the potential to impact talent management at every level but may also signify that anal... Read More

4 Keys for Aligning Talent Strategies in Emerging Global Markets

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

When business dictates the next step is stretching outside the U.S., organizations must tread with care. While the company may have a domestic talent strategy, there is much to consider when looking for overseas talent.Each country has its own unique set of challenges, from how to obtain and tr... Read More
We created a research study that addresses the following areas: 1. Talent and Succession Management 2. Performance Management 3. Leadership Development 4. Global Change You and your organization will likely get the most from this study if you work with a team in selecting ... Read More
To provide additional context for the practices presented in this book, we asked each contributor to complete a survey to gain a more comprehensive view of their organizational change and leadership development program. The survey was comprised of six themed sections: 1.) business diagnosis (includi... Read More

Integrated Talent Management Trends and Findings

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

To provide additional context for the case studies presented in this research, we asked our contributors and other organizations to reflect on their practices and processes in an online survey. Areas covered by the survey include: 1) company and initiative background, 2) budget for ITM, 3) top areas... Read More
The Best Practice Institute (BPI) is a community of leaders dedicated to pioneering and sharing best practices. The Senior Executive Board listed the four most important operations within their respective organizations human resource (HR) departments. In an ordered process, these were the board memb... Read More
Reflections on practices and processes including: 1) company and initiative background, 2) budget for leadership development, 3) top competencies for program design, 4) critical success factors for GLD programs, 5) factors for developing high-­?potentials. Read More
BPI’s definition of Best Practices BPI’s definition of best practices is a program, intervention, and/or organization system that achieves sustainable positive results over time through diagnostic, assessment, design, implementation, continuous support, and evaluation phases. Description of Four... Read More
When faced with a crisis that threatened everything they stood for, 600 people from across the country representing all functions and levels of this organization came together to share their concerns and hopes for the future. As they listened to each other, participants quickly recognized how import... Read More
Best Practice case studies in talent management from Microsoft, IRS, SouthernCompany, Corning, Whirlpool, GE, Kaiser Permanente, Ecolab, Bank of America and more will share trends and findings from Best Practice Institute's latest best practices research study in Talent Management. Full PowerPoint ... Read More
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Live Webinars


In Lou's 11th book, published in 2019 by McGraw-Hill, In Great Company lays out a practical approach to ensure that your employees perform at their highest possible levels. It’s not about increasing salaries, offering huge bonuses, or investing in the latest employee engagement tools. The real ans... Read More

The Future of Hiring & Talent Acquisition

By Peter Cappelli /George W. Taylor Professor of Management and Professor of Education - Director Center for HR

Businesses have never done as much hiring as they do today. They’ve never spent as much money doing it. And they’ve never done a worse job of it.It’s impossible to get better at hiring if you can’t tell whether the candidates you select become good employees. If you don’t know where y... Read More

On Demand Webinars


I will discuss why too many organizations fail to execute their strategy and why they tend to develop a sustainable high commitment, high-performance organization. I will show that failures are due to organizational silence, the difficulty of people to speak truth to power about barriers to organiza... Read More

Creating a Culture of Inclusion Where People Soar

By Judith H. Katz /Owner, The Kaleel Jamison Consulting Group

In this webinar, we’ll discuss the impact of Judging and the need to create a Joining mindset, as well as how to create a safe environment for inclusion through interaction safety. We will share 4 Conscious Actions for Inclusion that can be easily practiced and applied. Finally, we will discuss ho... Read More
Organizations face the critical challenge of preparing future leaders for an environment that will be increasingly unstable, uncertain, and complex. This session will draw on emerging research to provide approaches and practices to help organizations best identify, recruit, assess, and develop leade... Read More
This session is about how emerging technologies are shaping the future of work. We will unpack how emerging technologies are already beginning to change work in positive ways that our organizations can adopt today. We will explore some of the future of work predictions, where they come from, and how... Read More

Best Practices in Next Generation Leadership

By Lu Young /Director, University of Kentucky Center for Next Generation Leadership

In this interactive benchmarking session, we'll discuss the strategies and tactics necessary to prepare for future talent. In the changing workforce, all areas of talent are affected - the way we teach, the way information is shared, the necessary skills and changing job descriptions. In this sessi... Read More

Seeing Around Corners

By Rita McGrath /Professor and Leader of "Leading Strategic Growth and Change" program, Columbia Business School

In this interactive webinar, Columbia Business School faculty member Rita McGrath will introduce a perspective from her forthcoming book, “Seeing Around Corners.” This will relate to how executives can best position themselves to “see” major changes in their environment. Participants will ... Read More

Real World Emotional Intelligence

By Justin Bariso /Author, EQ Applied: The Real-World Guide to Emotional Intelligence

Justin Bariso is the author of "EQ Applied: The Real-World Guide to Emotional Intelligence." Using fascinating research, breaking news analysis, and personal stories he’ll show what this quality looks like in the real world--and provide a glimpse as to how you can begin making emotions work for yo... Read More

Diversity & Inclusion Benchmark-It

By Corie Pauling /Senior Vice President, Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer, TIAA Human Resources

*How do you define inclusion within your organization? What methods did you use to create this definition (e.g., literature search, working session with employees)? *Do you have an index that you use to capture inclusion and/or is it embedded in any other indices for leadership effectiveness (or ot... Read More

Project Revolution

By Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez /Author, The Project Revolution

Every aspect of our lives is becoming a set of projects. The speed of change witnessed in the past decade has radically affected the way we organize and manage our companies and work. Many of the traditional activities in organizations will soon be carried out by automation and robots. In this new l... Read More

Leaders Teaching Leaders

By Sandy Allred /Senior Director, Talent Management, Kimberly Clark

"This webinar will address how to bring structure and discipline to leadership development when based around experiences. Sandy Allred, Talent Development, Kimberly-Clark and Chris Cappy, President, Pilot Consulting will co-present lessons learned from seven years of “Leaders Teaching Leaders (LT... Read More

Global Diversity & Inclusion Benchmarks

By Alan Richter /Board Member, The Centre for Global Inclusion

Alan Richter, Board Member of the Centre of Global Inclusion and the author of Global Diversity & Inclusion Benchmarks will be presenting his updated findings specifically related to OD, Leadership Development and Senior Leadership buy-in. Read More

Women in Leadership: Expanding Influence and Leading Change

By Sally Helgesen /Premier Expert on Women's Leadership | Best-Selling Author | International Speaker

Sally Helgesen is the bestselling author of seven books including her latest book, "How Women Rise," co-authored with Marshall Goldsmith. In this session, Sally will draw on decades of stories and insights to identify the twelve most common habits that undermine women in their quest to become more s... Read More

Talent Alignment During Leadership Change

By Sandy Ogg /Former CHRO, Unilever and Board Member, INSEAD, CEO.works

During times of leadership change, full alignment between management and employees is more important than ever to create a successful corporate culture. In this session, we'll investigate how business leaders can act as the driving force to creating a strong corporate culture, and an environment whe... Read More

Digital Tools - Using HR Analytics in a Powerful Way

By Agnes Johansen /Vice President People and Leadership, Equinor

HR needs to become a more active business partner to leaders in helping them make more informed leadership decisions. In order to do so, HR must take part in the process of providing data in a highly participative and contextual manner. In an effort to become better at using digital tools for HR an... Read More

What Leaders need to know in order to create and sustain an agile organizational culture

By Mary Eggers /Senior Partner and co-developer of “Whole-Scale® Change.”, Dannemiller Tyson Associates (DTA)

Working with organizations around the globe, we have found it universally true that people support what they help to create. This session focuses on a few of the robust Whole-Scale® principles and models that support an agile, empowered culture. Read More

Agile Transformation

By Mary Tabata /Teaching Assistant, Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School & Senior Research Associate, Best Practice Institute

It’s common to think about how Agile Frameworks transform our development and process life cycles. But how can Agile Thinking transform the culture of our whole organization?Innovating ways to bring Agile to whole systems can create breakthrough change and engage stakeholder on all levels.... Read More
VR and AR are here. Apple ARKit and Google ARCore are turning two billion phones into a magic lens that can arm your workforce with superpowers. Full-body VR offers a digital rehearsal space of such convincing verisimilitude that learners feel they are actually there. How are Fortune 500 companies d... Read More

Create a Culture of Connection

By Michael Lee Stallard /Expert on how effective leaders boost human connection in cultures to improve performance, Meyer Partners

Leaders who develop and maintain a workplace culture infused with connection so that people feel included, supported and part of the team, see a marked difference in performance. Employees who feel connected to people at work are not only healthier and happier, they are also more productive, more en... Read More

The Generation Creative Leader

By Bruce Cryer /Founder of Renaissance Human

Bruce Cryer draws upon a diverse professional background in business management, leadership development, and resilience training, along with refined artistic skills as a singer, writer, dancer, and photographer in helping people find their creative brilliance in business and personal life.Bruc... Read More

Leadership Lexicon

By Richard Bellingham /Executive Coaching and HR Management Consulting, iobility

The idea is to frame all leadership competencies in a two dimensional grid. On the x axis are the 3 meta-skills of leadership: Identify, Build, and Drive. On the y axis are the four dimensions of leadership: Know and Grow Yourself, Know and Grow Your Team, Know and Grow your Organization, and Kn... Read More

B State: Transforming Your Business and Culture in Rapid Time to Achieve Breakthrough Measurable Results

By Mark Samuel /AuthorFounder | CEO | Rapid Culture Change | Award Winning Author | Speaker | Rapid Breakthrough Results, IMPAQ Corporation

Businesses, especially global ones, are challenged to keep pace with the speed of change in their industry. Emerging competition, regulatory standards, M&A’s, new technology, and changing customer demands are forcing organizations to rethink their business models, corporate culture, organizational... Read More

Best Practices in Finding & Retaining Skilled Workers in Challenging Environments

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

Filling the talent pipeline for skilled workers can be a challenge. Talent acquisition should not hold back growth for technology-enabled manufacturing.How can organizations find and retain talent in challenging environments? Companies are thinking creatively to find ways to address talent short... Read More

Best Practices Next Generation/Multi-Generational Workforce Transformation Research

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

What kind of flexibility, agility, and changes are needed to acquire, hire, develop, and enable the high performance of the next generation/multi-generational workforce? Read More

Talent 2.0: Shifting to Human Capital

By Michael Arena /Chief Talent Officer, General Motors

Michael Arena shares his insights from his book, Adaptive Space which describes how connections, ideas, information, and resources allow for greater innovation and adaptability in your organization. Read More

BPI Research Presentation - Best Practices in Talent Management Transformation

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

The BPI Senior Executive Board holds a benchmarking and dialogue session the second Tuesday of each month. Come prepared to learn and share your knowledge and expertise - as well as take part in BPI's process of team development and transformation online. Each Senior Executive Board member may bring... Read More
The BPI Senior Executive Board holds a benchmarking and dialogue session the second Tuesday of each month. Come prepared to learn and share your knowledge and expertise - as well as take part in BPI's process of team development and transformation online. Each Senior Executive Board member may bring... Read More

BPI Research Presentation - HR Business Partner Alignment

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

The BPI Senior Executive Board holds a benchmarking and dialogue session the second Tuesday of each month. Come prepared to learn and share your knowledge and expertise - as well as take part in BPI's process of team development and transformation online. Each Senior Executive Board member may bring... Read More

Best Practice Benchmark-it - Transforming Culture after Merger, Acquisition and major change

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

Enabling our company to transform after a merger/acquisition/major change, yet harnessing the existing momentum and bringing them along. Read More

Career and Organization Performance

By Jeff Davidson /"The Work-Life Balance Expert®" Motivational Keynote Speaker, Award-winning Author

Learn how to quickly and easily bust through ruts, get into high gear, experience more of what you want, and take charge of your day. Join Jeff Davidson who holds the registered trademark "The Work-life Balance Expert" from the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and travels throughout the U.... Read More

Leadership During Crisis

By Martha Johnson /White House Office's Office of Presidential Personnel, Clinton-Gore Administration and Former Administrator, GSA

Inspired by first hand accounts and interviews with leaders throughout the public and private sector, leadership expert Harry Hutson and for GSA Adminstrator Martha Johnson examined leaders effected by tramautic events such as 9/11, the Oklahoma City & Boston bombings, Hurricane Katrina, hostile tak... Read More
According to the US Census Bureau, Millennials (born between 1982 and 2000) now outnumber baby boomers, reflecting a more diverse population in the United States (44.2% represent a minority race or ethnic group). By 2025, Millennials are expected to make up 75% of the global workforce (Deloitte, 201... Read More
How do companies align talent strategies on a global level? 1. Workforce Planning 2. Leadership Development Strategy 3. Compensation 4. Technology to support them 5. Talent Mobility (to allow for emerging market leaders to bring them to developed countries and then back to their home country) Read More

Benchmark-It Webinar: Leadership Development

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

How does your organization define Leadership effectiveness and segment leadership behaviors that matter? What is the stand out criteria used to differentiate leaders talent profiles/cards? What is your leadership story (events, behaviors and perspectives that define who you are) and how does it alig... Read More

Benchmark-It Webinar: Global Talent Strategy

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

Strong global talent strategies are led by principles and driven by purpose. They reflect changing external realities, and highlight strengths in acquisition, retention, engagement, leadership development and succession. Join our BPI Expert panelists in learning and sharing the many stages of develo... Read More
Most organizations focus on leadership and management development competencies when building their leadership development and HR programs. A majority of leaders and managers agree that technical skills are one of the most important aspects of excelling and succeeding within an organization. Some of ... Read More

Intentional Leadership

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

Join us in sharing intentional leadership practices, communication and accountability strategies. Read More

BD's Early Career Experience Program

By Edward Franzone /Senior Director of Worldwide Learning and Development, BD

Ed Franzone, former Senior Director of Worldwide Learning and Development at BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) will present the design, implementation and outcomes of an innovative program designed to accelerate the development of BD’s early career high-potential population. Read More

High Potential Programs

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

This benchmarking session will focus on all aspects of High Potential Leadership Development Programs in Senior Executive Board Organizations including: 1. Key differentiators in high potential talent programs including job fit, engagement and retention, 2. Measurement of the impact of your high ... Read More
Best Practice benchmarking is a critical first step toward developing and designing a leading edge program, system, or intervention within your organization. Before you venture out on your own to diagnose your own system, or if you have already begun designing, it is sage advice to look externally t... Read More
We will share BPI's best practices research and case studies in talent management, as well as discover the leading trends and next practices in the field. Participants and BPI will share innovations in leadership development and their usage inside of organizations. The session material is based on t... Read More

Defining “High Potential”

By Sue Hale /Vice President, Leadership Development, Hilton Worldwide

Hilton Worldwide is providing an opportunity to share and learn about the definition of "high potential" leaders. This benchmark-it session will allow for alignment around business and HR language to provide a singular response in regards to a "high potential" leader. Read More

The Evolution of the People Development Strategy at H.J. Heinz

By Kimberly Janson /CEO, Janson Associates and Author of Demystifying Talent Management

Kim Janson, Vice President of Global Leadership and Organization Development at H.J. Heinz will present the business need, design, and implementation of programs and practices that support the people development strategy at H.J. Heinz. Her effective approach to implementation is an excellent example... Read More
Novelis has a robust long-term succession planning process that is paired with a comprehensive internal global executive development program. Join Leslie Joyce, Chief People Officer of Novelis, to learn the strengths of her global leadership cadre opportunities and share what you and your organizati... Read More

Women’s Leadership Development at McDonald’s Restaurants (UK)

By Michele Ryan /Transformational Change & HR Strategy Inspiring people to support strategic organisational development

Michele Ryan, HR Director at McDonald’s Restaurants (UK), will present the business need, design, and implementation of programs and practices that support women's leadership development at McDonald's (UK). Michele and her team have an effective, evolving approach to both talent and implementation... Read More
Virgil Smith, Vice President of Talent Acquisition and Diversity at Gannett will present the business need, design, and implementation of programs and practices that support leadership bench growth at Gannett. His effective approach to implementation is an excellent example of how to achieve a goal ... Read More
Join Louis Carter and Christi O'Neill as they reveal the best and next practices of 2013, based on BPI research and conversations. Learn what organizations are doing to promote transparency through talent programs and data planning. Engage and share your talent challenges and success stories! Read More

Empowering and Supporting Women at BlackRock: The Women’s Leadership Forum

By Donnell Green /BlackRock Head of Human Resources for Asia Pacific, BlackRock

Donnell Green, Managing Director of Talent Management and Executive Development at BlackRock will present the business need, design, and implementation of programs and practices that support and empower women at BlackRock. Her effective approach to implementation is an excellent example of how to ac... Read More

Leadership Agility at Monsanto

By Daniel Coombes /Founder; Executive Coach and Consultant, Catalystic Leadership, LLC

Join Dan and Pam as they present on Monsanto's Leadership Agility Platform and approach! Together, they will share best practice elements and stories from their leadership development platform, describe the four agility types focused on and explain how they utilize a Matrix structure to enhance inno... Read More

An Integrated Approach to Driving Diversity at Rockwell Collins

By BPI Admin /Founder; Executive Coach and Consultant, Catalystic Leadership, LLC

Our employees must reflect the changing demographics to meet the needs and expectations of a global economy.Establishing a diverse, talented and motivated workforce increases our ability to develop innovative solutions by embracing diversity of thoughts, opinions, backgrounds and styles.To ... Read More
Imagine for a moment a business environment where Talent Management not only had a surplus of budget resources but that you also had the unwavering public support of managers and executives. You should know that not every HR function struggles for support and not all have to continually operate in a... Read More

SEB: Leaders in Transition: Program at PepsiCo

By Ernesto Sanchez /Partner, RHR International: Sr. Executive's Assessment, Coaching & Development-Team Effectiveness & Leading Change

Ernesto Sanchez is Sr. Director of Global Leadership Development at PepsiCo University. Read More
Transformational change is critical to organizations operating in a polyphonic global economy. Making it happen is a complex process, and seldom meets expectations. This webinar will help resolve complexities and lead to your company’s transformation meeting expectations.John Nelson of BT+L ... Read More

SEB: BenchMark-It Session with Dottie Brienza (Topic: Key Talent Pools)

By Dottie Brienza /VP/ Global Head of Organizational Performance, Bristol Myers Squibb

What key talent pools are critical to establish and manage at an enterprise level (i.e. owned by the EC), and what best practices should be enabled for each pool (eg. assessment, development, movement, compensation, succession) in order to best accelerate a robust leadership pipeline?Dottie Brie... Read More
We will demonstrate the key features of the BPIworld social learning platform. At the end of the webinar, we will hold a question and answer period. Read More

Step Up & Stand Out: Becoming a Globally Influential Leader

By Maya Hu-Chan /I help leaders effectively lead diverse, multicultural & virtual teams to accelerate business performance.

A leader can be very successful in delivering business results and getting promoted while working in his/her home country. But when it comes to doing business across cultures and geography with global colleagues and customers, leaders often find it challenging to effectively influence people to get ... Read More

Hilton's Global Leadership Development Program

By Sue Hale /Vice President, Leadership Development, Hilton Worldwide

Hilton's leadership development programs have been in place for a number of years and are regarded as being amongst the best in the hospitality industry, with rigorous selection criteria, senior executive involvement and structured development journeys. As Hilton takes on new challenges they must c... Read More

The New Leader's Playbook

By George Bradt /Executive onboarding expert - helps new leaders and teams deliver Better Results Faster

Leadership transitions are some of the toughest challenges people face – professionally and personally. Nearly half of new leaders fail in their first 18 months. Often, those failures are the result of crucial mistakes made in the very beginning that can be devastating for organizations and leader... Read More
Performance Management continues to be universally of the most challenging activities, with many companies losing a whole quarter of productivity at review time. The emphasis continues to be on technology and measurement solutions, instead of tackling the challenge where it is hardest: changing the ... Read More

10 Steps to Prevent Change from Failing

By Tara Powers /★ Best-Selling Author, Award-Winning Leadership & DISC Expert, Talent Management Strategist, Executive Coach, Speaker ★, Powers Resource Center, LLC

Change is inevitable and necessary for growth. All companies undergo changes unique to their business – whether it’s a merger, an acquisition, downsizing, restructuring – or even simply new leadership - change happens.Is your organization about to embark on a change that will have a signif... Read More
Organizational overload is a problem confronting people across all industries and sectors. People have too much to do and too few resources to accomplish it. The problem is overwhelming managers' abilities to sustain focus on strategic priorities and drive key organizational changes. In this session... Read More
Never before has there been more of a need to understand, embody, and embrace the core principles of true Leadership. Global strategist, international consultant, and bestselling author Chad Robert Stewart has traveled the world working with CEOs, Directors, and Executives from Fortune 500 companies... Read More

Grow Globally: Proven Strategies for Corporate Leadership

By Mona Pearl /Global Strategist, Professor, Speaker, Author

How do you find growth in new markets? How do you beat your competition and lead? As the world becomes more dependent on technology, and as trade borders become seamless, companies need to acquire the tools and skills necessary on how to compete, innovate and succeed in the global market. The webina... Read More

Super Human Capital: Turning Everyone Into Fully Engaged, Workplace Superheroes

By Kevin Kruse /Founder+CEO of LEADx.org, a next generation leadership enablement company | NY Times Bestselling Author

Recent surveys continue to show levels of job satisfaction and employee engagement to be at record lows. This is a crisis for business and individuals alike. Based on his NY Times bestseller, We: How to Increase Performance and Profits Through Full Engagement, Kevin Kruse presents conclusions from s... Read More

What Social Media Means for Leadership

By Jamie Notter /Co-Founder and Culture Consultant, Human Workplaces

Just about everyone has jumped on the social media bandwagon. Companies are falling over themselves to engage customers and stakeholders in social media spaces, for fear of missing out on the social media “revolution.” Indeed, marketing and PR have been permanently changed by social media. Tradi... Read More

Tactics for Change Leaders

By Deborah Slobodnik /Master Coach for Leaders and Teams

Change is a process, not an event. The real challenge comes during implementation when changes in behavior are required to support the critical business goals. Desired behavioral shifts need to happen at the leadership, team and individual levels, such as increased personal accountability, more tran... Read More
We’ve all heard the stories of superstars who flame out too quickly. We’ve seen high performing managers whose careers are derailed somewhere along the way. Identifying potential derailers and taking action can maximize your investments in leaders and reduce the cost of a leadership mismatch. Th... Read More

Developing Leaders in the Middle East

By Atif Rahim Khan /SPHR, Certified Global Human Resources Leader In Training, Learning & Development, Leadership Development

Keeping in mind the current challenges being faced in the Middle East as well as the local ideal form of leadership, leadership development efforts in the Middle East must take into account critical differentiators from other global contexts. While Atif mentions the similarities, he states that the ... Read More
Over the past several years, the global economy has sunk into recession, the financial services industry has experienced extreme challenges, and Bank of America is reshaping itself to meet new economic realities. Much has changed since the Crack the Code recommendations were presented yet implementa... Read More

Failure to Communicate: How Conversations Go Wrong and What You Can Do to Right Them

By Holly Weeks /Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School

These days, we’re all joint problem-solvers. But we’ve all seen problems that could have—and should have—worked out, but didn’t because conversations about them turned negative or broke down. The original problems were not beyond repair, but the damning judgments, hurt reputations, and bro... Read More

Evidence-Based Management and Development of Human Capital

By Haig Nalbantian /Senior Partner, Mercer, well-known authority on Human Capital Measurement and Management

Haig Nalbantian is Senior Partner and Founder/Leader of Mercer Workforce Sciences Institute Read More

Recognizing and Leveraging Team Strengths for Peak Performance

By Tara Powers /★ Best-Selling Author, Award-Winning Leadership & DISC Expert, Talent Management Strategist, Executive Coach, Speaker ★, Powers Resource Center, LLC

Successful team members don’t do the same thing at the same time. They do the right thing at the right time. And while team members work together toward a common goal, individuals still must play their separate parts in the process. As organizations rely more and more on teams to innovate, problem... Read More
In this webinar, Andy will show how the combination of high trust, strong leadership and expert collaboration directly links to outstanding business performance. He will cover the three important factors on which people base their trust. Andy also will share best practices in building trust--- inclu... Read More
The Combat Mindset webinar is a summary of Mann’s Combat Mindset speech which is an empowering messages that encourage others to reach higher as well as building leadership, honor and integrity. Through his entertaining stories which come from his experiences in adventure sports and in the Navy SE... Read More

How to Become an Ideal Leader

By John Spence /Executive Consultant, Trainer and Author, John Spence LLC

The session will look at the new trends in what high-performance employees look for in an “Ideal Leader.” Based on John Spence’s work as a leadership instructor and coach to firms such as Microsoft, Qualcomm, Abbott Labs, Merrill Lynch, and several other Fortune 500 firms and a recent Global L... Read More
David DeFilippo is Chief Learning Officer at Bank of New York Mellon.BNY Mellon Asset Management’s leadership development work has garnered external recognition. The Program has been recognized as one of the Top 15 Leadership Programs by Leadership Excellence magazine in 2011 and was previous... Read More

Leveraging Global Leadership Development at A.O. Smith

By Mary Sue Handel /Director, Global Talent Management, A. O. Smith Corporation

A. O. Smith Corporation is one of the world' s leading manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment. Located in Europe, China, North America, and India they have streamlined their Leadership Development Competencies and Content to match the culture of the organization. Program... Read More

Transglobal Leadership: How to Drive Global Growth

By Linda Sharkey /Helping leaders prepare for the future. Trusted transformational expert, speaker, & author. Former Fortune 10 executive.

Having the right kind of leaders to help you drive global growth is essential to beat the competition. But what do great global leaders do that sets them apart? We have all witnessed situations where having the wrong leader in global environments has led to real business disasters. Join this webinar... Read More

Leadership Sustainability: 7 Disciplines That Get Things Done

By David Ulrich /Speaker, Author, Professor, Thought Partner on HR, Leadership, and Organization, The RBL Group

David Ulrich and Norm Smallwood are Partners at The RBL Group Read More

Leadership for Sustainability and the Importance of Systems Change

By Peter Senge /Senior Lecturer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Sustainability is not a problem to be solved. It is a future to be created. True leadership is about cultivating the collective capacity so that people shape futures they truly desire. In this webinar, Peter Senge will offer insights and practical methods for leaders across sectors who are seeking t... Read More

50 Ways to Develop Yourself as a Leader - 3

By Steve Arneson /President, Arneson Leadership Consulting

Leaders at all levels today are busy – often times, too busy to develop their leadership skills. And in this challenging business climate, companies aren’t spending as much on leadership development. What’s a leader to do? How can you break through and take your own leadership game to the next... Read More

How to Use Collaborative Goal Setting and Develop a Performance Feedback Process

By Tara Powers /★ Best-Selling Author, Award-Winning Leadership & DISC Expert, Talent Management Strategist, Executive Coach, Speaker ★, Powers Resource Center, LLC

Two of the most important things a new leader should do well, is work collaboratively with their team to define and set performance goals and provide consistent, clear feedback that has a positive impact on performance. When these two things are done effectively, you can expect to see engaged employ... Read More

A Whole New Way of Leading Globally

By Jeremy Solomons /Coach, Facilitator and Trainer in Global Leadership, Inclusion and Teambuilding

GE’s former boss, Jack Welch, once said, “The Jack Welch of the future cannot be like me”. Leaders at all levels are now being called on to work in new and different ways, particularly during these tough economic times. This highly interactive webinar will help leaders: challenge their assumpt... Read More

Global Benchmarking For Ethics & Integrity (Part 2)

By Alan Richter /Board Member, The Centre for Global Inclusion

This series will introduce you to both benchmarking tools. They are free downloadable tools designed to help organizations determine strategy and measure progress in (1) managing diversity and fostering inclusion, and (2) fostering ethics and integrity in your organization. Both tools are based on i... Read More
Words and phrases have meanings. For example: leadership development, talent management, high potential talent, coaching and mentoring, and many others. This webinar will focus like a laser on Marshall Goldsmith's stakeholder centered coaching process. Internal and external coaches have been trained... Read More

Creating a Mentoring Culture: What Leaders Need to Know and Do

By Lois Zachary /President, Leadership Development Services, LLC

In this webinar, Lois Zachary makes the case for creating a mentoring culture to support individual and organizational mentoring programs and initiatives. The webinar fast tracks participants through the process of creating a vibrant mentoring culture, beginning with creating a shared vision, organi... Read More

A New Approach to Leadership Development and Employee Engagement

By Marshall Goldsmith /#1 Leadership Thinker, Exec Coach, NYT Bestselling Author. Dartmouth Tuck Professor Mgmt Practice

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith is a world authority in helping successful leaders achieve positive, lasting change in behavior. In this fast-paced, interactive session, he will build upon three independent research studies to illustrate why the key to effective leadership development is the leader – not t... Read More

The Top 10 Secrets for Emerging Leader Success

By Tara Powers /★ Best-Selling Author, Award-Winning Leadership & DISC Expert, Talent Management Strategist, Executive Coach, Speaker ★, Powers Resource Center, LLC

It’s not easy stepping up into a leadership role. It takes mindset, understanding, commitment, and a whole new set of skills. Today’s new leaders are required to accelerate their success faster and quickly gain the respect of their teams and peers. This session will focus on the most important t... Read More

Critical Conversations: What to Say and How to Say it

By Lory Fischler /Senior Associate, Leadership Development Services, LLC, Center for Mentoring Excellence

Did you ever have a conversation or interaction that went badly? Did you leave a meeting and regret that you didn’t say what you really felt or said something you did regret saying? Have you played back in your head a discussion over and over again? Have you had difficult giving frank, candid feed... Read More

Resolving Conflict in the Workplace

By Ken Cloke /BPI ExpertMediator, Arbitrator, Alternative Dispute Resolution Consultant and Contractor

Every workplace generates chronic conflicts, yet few organizations have examined their "conflict cultures" to see how their conflicts get sparked, escalated, and reinforced. Fewer still have conducted "conflict audits" to discover where these streams of conflict come from, or designed multi-layered,... Read More

Building Leadership and Culture to Drive Growth at Broadridge Financial

By Valerie Norton /Chief People Officer, Habitat for Humanity International

Valerie Norton is VP of Talent Management and Acquisition at Broadridge Financial.Valerie shares strategies and models to build culture and leadership to drive growth. Read More

Global Benchmarking For Diversity & Inclusion (Part 1)

By Alan Richter /Board Member, The Centre for Global Inclusion

Based on extensive contributions from 79 Expert Panelists around the world, this online research presentation and learning session along with a new diversity and inclusion model, illustrates what excellent diversity and inclusion work looks like today. Alan has researched and compiled twelve categor... Read More

The Leader's Journey: From Mindset to Impact

By Tara Powers /★ Best-Selling Author, Award-Winning Leadership & DISC Expert, Talent Management Strategist, Executive Coach, Speaker ★, Powers Resource Center, LLC

Do you react to life’s situations or take the lead? Do you take responsibility or place blame? The answer to these questions will directly determine the impact you have on others, in your business and life!When you can effectively take the lead in any situation, you can empower and influence o... Read More

Developing Leadership Agility in a Complex, Global Business

By Bill Joiner /Co-Author of Award-Winning Book,Leadership Agility, President of ChangeWise

Facing a range of complex worldwide issues, from increasing competition to political and economic turmoil and climate change, Monsanto has taken a global approach to developing leaders with the new capacities and skills needed to be successful in this turbulent environment. To this end, the company ... Read More
In this interactive, engaging presentation, the presenter will help convert the impressive ideas in the Fifth Discipline into a few easy to use tools that will also illustrate two key tenets of Systems Thinking - discipline and curiosity. The tools will include, “The Context Awareness Hierarchy,... Read More

How to Create Rapid Culture Change: Achieving Measurable Results Within 6 Months

By Mark Samuel /AuthorFounder | CEO | Rapid Culture Change | Award Winning Author | Speaker | Rapid Breakthrough Results, IMPAQ Corporation

Given the pressures of an increasing number of priorities, limited resources and exponential change in most organizations, organizations must get better at execution. Yet, the challenges of departmental silos, conflicting priorities and breakdowns in coordination between functions and levels in orga... Read More

Benchmark Research on Global Talent Deployment and International Assignments

By Patrick Carmichael /AuthorFounder | CEO | Rapid Culture Change | Award Winning Author | Speaker | Rapid Breakthrough Results, IMPAQ Corporation

Become a part of a groundbreaking Study that seeks to identify the strategic outlook of global organizations on expatriate/international assignments and their role in organization development and global talent management. The study strategy includes literature reviews, personal interviews, categoriz... Read More
Becky Atkeison is Staff Director, Executive Development/HR Initiatives at FedEx Corporation.Learn about FedEx's Leadership Development Program. Read More
The world of work at the dawn of the new decade is one where leaders are functioning in an increasingly complex, diverse and dispersed business environment. It’s an environment marked by economic upheaval, global competition and global collaboration, breakneck technological advances and multiple w... Read More
In the business world constant “change” is inevitable and many organizations are finding themselves unprepared to implement the transformation required to address what’s becoming the greatest challenge facing industries worldwide. This element of “change” impacts every aspect of the organi... Read More

Organization Learning in Today’s Business Environment: Newell-Rubbermaid

By Brian Hults /Vice President of Organization and People Development

Brian Hults is Vice President Organization and People Development at Newell-Rubbermaid.Brian shares information on Newell-Rubbermaid's Learning Culture and Succession Planning. Read More

Becoming an Agile Leader: How to Lead Effectively in Today's Business Environment

By Bill Joiner /Co-Author of Award-Winning Book,Leadership Agility, President of ChangeWise

In this webinar, Bill Joiner will draw on his extensive research on this topic and three decades of work with organizations to discuss what leaders and leadership development professionals can do to increase their own agility and that of their people and their organizations.Increasingly, line an... Read More
These are tough times for top executive teams who are faced with a new series of challenges and paradoxes that require new mindsets and thinking about driving success. Top Teams carry with them tremendous Collective Intelligence in their deep, operating experience, and the ability to exert significa... Read More

How Global Leaders Develop

By Steve Terrell /Expert in Learning Mindset | Leadership & Organization Development | Facilitator | Author

Global organizations face complexity in the dynamics of multiplicity, interdependence, ambiguity, and flux. These forces are driving an increased need for global leaders who possess new competencies that enable them to respond and lead effectively. Many global organizations are finding that their su... Read More

Growing Global and Emerging Market Leaders Through Executive Coaching

By JP Elliott, PhD /Vice President, Talent Management, Dick's Sporting Goods

JP Elliott, PhD. is Director of Global Leadership Development at Lenovo.JP shares coaching practices and strategies for a global organization. Read More

50 Ways to Develop Yourself as a Leader - 2

By Steve Arneson /President, Arneson Leadership Consulting

Leaders at all levels today are busy – oftentimes, too busy to develop their leadership skills. And in this challenging business climate, companies aren’t spending as much on leadership development. What’s a leader to do? How can you break through and take your own leadership game to the next ... Read More

Why You Need a High Performance Coaching Culture

By Thomas G. Crane /Leadership Consultant, Speaker, Author and Facilitator, Crane Consulting

Transformational coaching and organizational accountability build a lasting high-performance organization. During this exclusive BPI online learning session, world renown developmental coach, Tom Crane will walk you through the steps of creating a high-performance coaching culture, and his successes... Read More
The Learning Experiences Across Disciplines (LEAD) program was designed to help leaders provide continuous learning opportunities and develop leaders at all levels within one of the world's largest civilian intelligence agencies. You will learn the details of the LEAD program - and specifically how ... Read More

Open Leadership: How Social Technology Can Transform The Way You Lead

By Charlene Li /Named one of the 100 most creative people in business by Fast Company in 2010

New social technologies are popping up every day to allow us to connect and communicate in new ways. At the core, sites like Facebook are transforming the nature of relationships -- and with that, what it means to be a leader. That's because leadership has long been built on the concept of control -... Read More
HR and organizational development professionals today feel more pressure for producing strategic, versus operational, results than ever before. It's a difficult spot to be in as CEOs emerge from the recession asking the tough questions: •Where are all the new leaders we should be getting from our... Read More
Retention and integration of training and development programs is an ongoing issue, as the well-crafted design and agenda have to withstand the heat and friction of re-entry into the day-to-day demands of the work atmosphere. And if you are looking for innovation and a shift in culture, you need pow... Read More

Letting Go Of The Past When Selecting / Promoting Employees

By David S. Cohen /Teaching Faculty, Durham College School of Business, IT, & Management

Does past performance predict future performance? Not really. When using behavioral interviewing, many complain they don’t end up hiring for fit, why? Yet, they are following the process and asking what seems to them to be behavioral questions. We know that behavioral interviewing should work. We ... Read More

Leading Change Changes Leaders

By Zara Larsen /Global Industry & Engineering Executive, Serial Intrepreneur

Change capacity. Every organization needs it, yet isn’t necessarily getting it without considerable leadership talent turnover. Change leaders. Can we develop more or do we have to bring them in from the outside? And either way, why is it that those who lead high impact change quite often leave th... Read More

50 Ways to Develop Yourself as a Leader - 1

By Steve Arneson /President, Arneson Leadership Consulting

Leaders at all levels today are busy – often times, too busy to develop their leadership skills. And in this challenging business climate, companies aren’t spending as much on leadership development. What’s a leader to do? How can you break through and take your own leadership game to the next... Read More

Doubling Down to Build Bench Strength

By Alec Levenson /Economist and Senior Research Scientist, USC Marshall Center for Effective Organizations

Dr. Levenson will share the results of research and practice working with leading companies on an emerging area of competitive advantage. The challenges and rewards of building general management bench strength are well known but limited because of the small number of true general manger roles in or... Read More

How to Develop Leadership in Everyone

By Joe Raelin /Principal, The Leaderful Consultancy

In this webinar, Dr. Joe Raelin will introduce an exciting new way to think about and practice leadership, in what he calls, "leaderful practice." Thought to be ripe for the requirements of our 21st Century organizations, leaderful practice replaces the conventional heroic model by introducing the f... Read More

Self-Sustaining Leadership

By Kirk Wilkinson /Corporate Director of Training and Leadership Development - Professional Speaker, trainer and Executive Coach

Are you having fun yet? If you are not having fun as a leader then chances are you are trying too hard. Leadership is not accidental, whether you want to be or not, you are a leader. Whenever you influence others toward a goal, you are acting as a leader. Learn how to create leadership momentum so t... Read More

Applying Emotional Intelligence to Identify Star-Performers

By Reuven Bar On /Independent Research Professional, Bar-On Consulting

Transforming leaders and their organizations is BPI’s vision and mission, which implies that we are dedicated to creating positive organizational change. This necessitates finding, hiring, promoting, and developing the right people to make organizations more pleasant and desirable places in which ... Read More
The health of your relationships at work and at home is a BIGGER indicator to your happiness then how much money you make, what your job status and satisfaction is, or where you live. And, as a culture and particularly in stressful economic times, we expect MORE from our relationships and tend to gi... Read More
Leadership Succession Management is a complex process for organizations to successfully execute and sustain. It involves systems, processes, and executive commitment that drive the development of future leaders. The outcome is leaders who can effectively meet current business imperatives and enable ... Read More

Working with Difficult Leaders

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

We all know the type: brilliant, aggressive, real go-getters. Only thing is, no one can stand working with them. Maybe it’s because their personalities are so abrasive, or maybe they quietly lack consideration for others, only focusing on results and missing their impact on individuals and on team... Read More

Measuring What Counts: Leadership Effectiveness

By Teresa Roche /Chief Learning Officer, Agilent Technologies, Inc.

In March 2005, Bill Sullivan became Agilent Technologies’ second CEO and declared that our strategic intent was to be the “world’s premier measurement company.” To shift the focus, he outlined a clear set of metrics related to our customers, markets, employees and shareholders and a critical... Read More

Ecolab’s Talent Pipeline: Developing Great Leaders From Within

By Bob Barnett /Executive Vice President and Partner, MDA Leadership Consulting

Developing the supply and quality of leaders an organization needs in the future is among most executives’ top priorities. At the same time, surveys of these same leaders indicate that many are not confident that their current talent management initiatives will, in fact, successfully fill the lead... Read More
Do you want to learn, benchmark, and share best practices in leading in the new economy? Best Practice Benchmarking is the core of Best Practice Institute's work. During this session you will meet fellow BPI members, share and learn about each other's practices in leading in the new economy, and as... Read More
What is action learning? Why is action learning so effective as both a change management and a leadership development initiative? What makes the global program at Johnson and Johnson so innovative?These questions and others will be discussed during this informative webinar. During this program ... Read More

Assessment Tools for Leadership

By Ralph Jacobson /Founder of The Leader's Toolbox, coach, author, speaker, The Leader's Toolbox

The leadership tools in this webinar are easy to implement, create greater leader engagement, more predictable in their outcomes, and are far less expensive than mainstream leadership development methods. Read More

Leadership Agility: Why do you need it? How do you develop it?

By Bill Joiner /Co-Author of Award-Winning Book,Leadership Agility, President of ChangeWise

To succeed in today’s tumultuous economy, we need agile organizations that can adapt quickly and proactively to rapidly changing conditions. To create and manage agile teams and organizations, you need to be an agile leader. But what exactly is leadership agility? In this webinar Bill Joiner, seas... Read More

Aligning Potential for Organizational and Individual Success

By Lynne Morton /independent consultant, Lynne Morton consulting and coaching

Today there is more pressure than ever to find ways to achieve better business results. We need to know what is possible, and put people in roles that will achieve that possibility. That is what “aligning potential” is about… it is about making sure that our employees are doing the best that t... Read More

Toxic Leadership

By George Reed /Associate Professor at University on San Diego

Why do world class organizations tolerate toxic leaders in their midst? Is there a relationship between leadership style, organizational climate, and effectiveness? In this webinar, George Reed will address the concept of toxic leadership and provide some suggestions about how to limit its negative ... Read More

Why Create a High Performance Coaching Culture

By Thomas G. Crane /Leadership Consultant, Speaker, Author and Facilitator, Crane Consulting

In a COACHING CULTURE, all members of the culture courageously engage in candid, respectful coaching conversations, unrestricted by reporting relationships, about how they can improve their working relationships and individual and collective work performance. All have learned to value and effectivel... Read More

Admiral Guadagnini talks with Louis Carter about being a Warrior Leader

By Mark Guadagnini /Aide-de-Camp, Joint Forces Staff College, National Defense University

The Chief of Naval Air Training, Rear Admiral Mark D. Guadagnini, trains “ultimate ninja warrior leaders.” The training his combat aerial professionals complete is efficient through into book training, real-world skills, and repetition. Guadagnini uses examples from his real life situations to h... Read More

Effectively Influencing Decision Makers

By Marshall Goldsmith /#1 Leadership Thinker, Exec Coach, NYT Bestselling Author. Dartmouth Tuck Professor Mgmt Practice

Two of the most common questions that are asked in leadership development sessions are:•How can I do a better job of influencing my manager? •How can I better influence my peers – when I don’t have direct line authority.Although there is no way to guarantee success when we try to... Read More

Executive Coaching

By Marshall Goldsmith /#1 Leadership Thinker, Exec Coach, NYT Bestselling Author. Dartmouth Tuck Professor Mgmt Practice

Marshall will be teaching on: Helping Successful Leaders Get Even BetterGoals: 1. Know how to use ‘to stop’ as a coaching tool. 2. Be ready to use feedforward. 3. Learn a proven model that leaders can use to develop themselves – as both managers and partners – and measure positi... Read More

Leading in 24/7

By Sally Helgesen /Premier Expert on Women's Leadership | Best-Selling Author | International Speaker

Demographic, economic, and technological changes are transforming how people live and work in organizations and in communities. Our 24/7 global business environment has become increasingly opportunity-rich, demanding, and talent dependent.You will find this interactive webinar time well-spent a... Read More

The Next Level

By Scott Eblin /Leadership Expert, Global Speaker, Best-selling Author, Executive Coach

Scott will share a new approach to building high potential leaders, illustrate the approach to through the Sallie Mae experience, have a "lessons-learned" conversation about the approach.Every day, high performers are tapped to be executives and then left alone to figure out how to succeed in th... Read More
Based on his 25 years of experience in designing and implementing leadership development solutions, as well as his extensive knowledge of the latest research and thought leadership about learning, Steve will share his insights into how to enhance leaders’ ability to learn from experience. He will ... Read More

Putting Power into Your Presence

By John Baldoni /Executive Coach & Leadership Educator

Leadership presence is a powerful attribute of leadership. You can define it as the presence of authority imbued with a reason to believe. Leadership presence begins with communications but extends to every facet of leadership. As such it can be taught and put into practice.This webinar demonst... Read More

Trade Up: 5 Steps for Redesigning Your Leadership and Life

By Rayona Sharpnack /Founder/CEO, Institute for Gender Partnership and Women's Leadership, Inc.

A leader's most important job is to reveal and shift the boundaries of peoples' thinking; starting with our own. Igniting and sustaining context shifts will be the most important leadership competency of the 21st century. Governments, multi-national corporations and not-for profit agencies have al... Read More

Leadership Brand: How to Build Customer Focused Leaders to Drive Performance and Build Lasting Value

By Norm Smallwood /Leadership, Organization Design and HR | Partner, Co-Founder, The RBL Group

You are invited to join Norm Smallwood for a LIVE 45 minute webinar in which he will describe two transitions that take the practice of leadership to the next level.Norm is a recognized authority in developing businesses and their leaders to deliver results and increase value. His current work r... Read More

Practical Strategies to Develop Leadership Capabilities Through Experience

By Steve Terrell /Expert in Learning Mindset | Leadership & Organization Development | Facilitator | Author

Many large organizations have implemented some form of assignment management, but many do not successfully leverage the value of experience that assignment management generates. Having an experience does not guarantee that someone will actually learn from that experience.Steve is President of A... Read More

Making Organizations Adaptable: Building a Leadership Development Agenda that Works

By Ralph Jacobson /Founder of The Leader's Toolbox, coach, author, speaker, The Leader's Toolbox

Finding the traditional leadership development approaches inadequate to meet the ever increasing leadership challenges, Ralph created The Leader’s Toolbox®. He will show us how to build companies of leaders by teaching them how to tackle the difficult challenges they face—-forever. He turns con... Read More

One Page Talent Management

By Marc Effron /President, Talent Strategy Group; Harvard Business Book Author: One Page Talent Management & 8 Steps to High Performance

Most corporate talent practices fail simply because they're not designed to succeed. The current generation of talent practices has become so bloated and bureaucratic that line managers neither support nor use them to their true benefit. Many appear to be designed more to impress other HR practiti... Read More

7 Questions Every Leader Needs to Ask

By John Baldoni /Executive Coach & Leadership Educator

Asking the right questions is something that every leader must do. It is a leader’s responsibility to ask questions that probe to the heart of a problem and challenge people to think very deeply about what is possible, probable, and doable. Executives pay executive coaches many thousands of dollar... Read More

What Got You Here Won't Get You There: Peer and Executive Coaching

By Marshall Goldsmith /#1 Leadership Thinker, Exec Coach, NYT Bestselling Author. Dartmouth Tuck Professor Mgmt Practice

America's most sought-after executive coach shows how to climb the last few rungs of the ladder. He discusses how the corporate world is filled with executives, men, and women who have worked hard for years to reach the upper levels of management.The corporate world is filled with executives, m... Read More