Sink or Swim: Setting First-time Leaders Up for Success

CLO Magazine

As Figure 2 shows, among the top reasons is that they were promoted as a reward for their technical expertise. In DDI’s “Finding the First Rung” study, we asked 1,130 front-line leaders, “How did you become a leader?” For a DDI study a few years ago, we asked more than 1,200 employees around the world what they thought about their managers. It’s not just anecdotal evidence that underscores how tough it can be to become a leader for the first time.

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Accelerate the Leadership Engine

CLO Magazine

But when it came to crafting a new leadership development program for the target group, whose members varied in terms of language skills and levels of expertise, it was time for a new approach. Working with Development Dimensions International (DDI), a talent management consulting company, Nissan’s HR team crafted a curriculum designed to provide the skills future leaders would need to be optimally effective and establish a common leadership vocabulary across functions and locations.

Knowledge and Learning In The News - 1/8/2006

Big Dog, Little Dog

Leadership Forecast 2005-2006: Best Practices For Tomorrow's Global Leaders - DDI. Strategists should assess business, organisational, and technological implications of `blogging' (and social computing in general) before chasing another tool under the allure of improved information/expertise sharing, collaboration, and community building. The top 10 technology trends affecting education in 2005 - The Philadelphia Inquirer. Blackboard's takeover of Web CT 9. Moodle. Web 2.0

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