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The Leadership Pipeline: How to Build the Leadership Powered Company Hardcover – January 11, 2011
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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 pipelinethe internal architecture for growing leadersis 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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Read this wonderfully insightful book. I use this with practically all of my executive coaching clients. Leaders often fail or falter because the organization rarely provides them with a playbook of specific expectations for their role, beginning with the first level of supervisory to the c-suite role.
I have assigned this to many of my leader clients (and HR sponsors) and found that the insights gained provide us some meaty places to work in the coaching and development of the leader. It's as if someone finally turned the lights on.
The authors of this book do an amazing job of laying out an adaptive model that can help to clear away the fog that comes from lacking expectations for each level within an organization.
If you're looking for your next great read, this will become your handbook for leadership now and into the future.
As an executive coach, I highly recommend this read for leaders, executive coaches, and HR professionals.
Leadership Pipeline reminds readers of just that.
I was reading the book through the lens of 'how can the concept be applied to a non-profit/religious organization.' I came a way yes it could but it would have to be done in a simplified manner.
The one great take away, that was repeated often in the book, was "don't move a person to a higher leadership position just because they are great at their current position."
I would love to see the concept of Leadership Pipeline outlined for a volunteer based organization.
I give the book four stars for the concept and its potential help to my organization. I did get lost in some of the details that did not apply to my organization structure.
The book outlines six promotional steps (the book calls them leadership passages) between managing self (i.e. being a worker) to Enterprise manager (e.g.CEO). It gives signs to look for showing what's working and what's not in subordinates and your own new role as well as pointers on how to address them.
I recommend it to anyone who has recently been promoted as it highlights some of the things you have to learn to do and some of the things that you need to stop doing as your role changes. These include the way you work, what you value and how you manage your subordinates.
Some sections are repeating but it is probably the purpose of the authors to explicitely explain the reasons why managers fail or win on the way to the next level.
It may be best to keep the book around during your professional life and check in every once in a while to make sure you are leveraging the right skills and valuing the right work. I would recommend this book but since only one section is relevant at a time, I would say buy and keep for the long term or borrow from a friend.