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Head start

A new approach to leadership development.

How do you ensure leadership development programmes benefit organisations in the long term? How do you sustain behavioural change? The answers, says the Deloitte LEAD team, lie in understanding leaders’ minds.

The past few years have seen a greater focus on leadership and leadership development than ever before. But investment in leadership programmes, leadership retreats and e-learning tools doesn’t seem to be paying off in tangible and sustainable results.

A 2011 study found that only one-third of 14,000 leaders and HR professionals rated their organisation’s leadership development efforts as highly effective.1 LEAD’s own research confirms this dismal outlook. Only 17% of the leaders we surveyed agreed that their organisation had a strong succession plan; just 7.9% felt their leadership was ‘very effective’; and only 4.3% listed their organisation’sleadership development as ‘very effective’.

How do you ensure leadership development programmes benefit organisations in the long term?
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