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The Leadership Pipeline: How to Build the Leadership Powered Company [Hardcover]

Ram Charan , Stephen Drotter , James Noel
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28 Jan 2011
An updated and revised version of the bestselling The Leadership Pipeline – the critical resource for how companies can grow leaders from the inside.   In business, leadership at every level is a requisite for company survival. Yet the leadership pipeline –the internal strategy to grow leaders – in many companies is dry or nonexistent. Drawing on their experiences at many Fortune 500 companies, the authors show how organizations can develop leadership at every level by identifying future leaders, assessing their corporate confidence, planning their development, and measuring their results. New to this edition is 65 pages of new material to update the model, share new stories and add new advice based on the ten more years of experience. The authors have also added a "Frequently Asked Questions" section to the end of each chapter.

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  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 2nd Edition edition (28 Jan 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470894563
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470894569
  • Product Dimensions: 23.2 x 16.2 x 2.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 62,290 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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‘…offers an updated model for selecting strong leaders at all levels of a business.’  (Finance & Management Faculty, January 2011).

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"Many of the best and most successful corporations in the world have adopted the Leadership Pipeline model as the core framework for their efforts on the human side of their businesses. Built around the common leadership ′passages′ all leaders go through, it helps organizations select, develop, and assess based on specific respon–sibilities and work values at each leadership level." —from the Foreword Strong leaders at all levels within an organization are a requisite for business success. Yet the leadership pipeline—the internal architecture for growing leaders—is often broken or nonexistent. This updated edition of the best–selling The Leadership Pipeline has been revised to help address the challenges of today′s business environment. Anchored in experience, it offers a tested model for planning leadership succession and development that has proven to get results. The authors draw on their work at more than one hundred international companies to report on what has been learned in the ten years since the first edition of The Leadership Pipeline was published. They show how a company can develop leadership in each layer of their organization by defining the different skills required as leaders move from one level to the next. They explain how time should be applied differently, how work values required for success must change, and clearly illustrate what inappropriate leadership looks like at each step. In addition, the authors answer commonly asked questions and add new insights from their in–the–field research. The Leadership Pipeline shows how today′s companies can keep their leadership "pipeline" filled and flowing to ensure a steady supply of skilled leaders throughout the organization.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!!! 26 Jun 2014
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I found this audio book very informative and useful, I used it alongside the actually book to best help me understand the model due to dyslexia.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 1 Mar 2013
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I highly recommend this book for the simple, but insightful model describing the transition people make as they move up the corporate ladder. It is also well written and easy to read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Bought for work 2 Jan 2014
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Cannot comment on the content of the book as I was advised to get it for work by my manager in the US but it did turn up very quickly
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4.0 out of 5 stars A fascinating and ground-breaking concept...but be very careful that you implement it correctly 8 Feb 2013
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I have mixed feelings about "The Leadership Pipeline." On one side, I think this is a brilliant take on the different stages that leaders of all levels should step through in order to be their most effective. It also makes a compelling argument about what happens to companies that don't make sure their leaders are ready before they advance to the next level. The chapter on succession planning is highly valuable. On the other hand though...the ideas presented are too mechanical in nature. The temptation for a lazy organization would be to degenerate the framework presented here into an absurd checklist used to evaluate past achievements...but without evaluating skills. I worked in a company (Newmont Mining) that took this route...and frankly the results were poor. Great leaders weren't promoted because they didn't meet the "checklist" and incompetent leaders were moved up because they had something in their past that met the checklist. A fascinating and ground-breaking concept...but be very careful that you implement it correctly.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A step by step analysis of the leadership ladder and how to get the most out of it 25 Nov 2013
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It is essential reading to leaders, especially those who are unclear about the organisational design they work in and how it affects their output and company's results through people.
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Succession Story 7 Jun 2014
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Most successon planning is absolute rubbish. Driven by airhead HR managers who think generic leadership development or worse that success in one role prepares you or qualifies you for the next. At last management science is applied by these experience professionals to the talent pipeline, combining levels of work understanding with preparation for work of the next role. Almost a handbook for bench strength all the way to the CEO
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for learning how to develop a leadership framework 20 May 2014
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The Leadership Pipeline is a great framework book. Helpful for learning how to think about establishing a focused leadership training system.
5.0 out of 5 stars Really good, practical information on how to succeed in management. 2 Mar 2014
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Easy to ready and very helpful for guiding your own career and for coaching leaders that work for you. Highly recommend it.
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