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. Wellins is senior vice president of Development Dimensions International and a global expert in leadership development.

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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. In addition to the attached global report, there will be seven country reports comparing local findings with global norms. 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.

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Accelerate the Leadership Engine

CLO Magazine

Snapshot: Nissan needed to develop 60 high-potential leaders in high-growth markets to support its global growth strategy, but these leaders were widely dispersed and could not physically be together for training. To address its future global growth plans, in 2009, the company identified the aforementioned 60 high potentials with the aptitude and skills to become Nissan’s future leaders.