Article by Noah Rabinowitz and Jane Stevenson
If CEOs ask executives to grade leadership development efforts in their organization, they may be surprised, and somewhat disheartened, by what they learn.
When asked to assess the results of leadership development investments in their organizations, the majority of 7,500 respondents to a recent Korn Ferry survey rated them only “fair” to “very poor.”
Perhaps most surprising, and something of a wake-up call for CEOs, respondents cited “lack of executive sponsorship” as the chief roadblock to leadership development success. In other words, it seems that CEOs themselves are standing in the way of progress.
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