Twenty-nine months. That’s the average time it takes to develop a high-potential midlevel manager into a “ready now” senior leader, according to Aberdeen Group’s research. There’s no quick-fix to today’s leadership shortages, but what if we had an improvement process that could do for hi-po development what Agile did for software programming and Lean for manufacturing?
With Whole Brain® Thinking, we do.
As I’ve prepared for presentations focused on HR’s new demands as well as a session with the top 2% of a large global company, this has been on my mind recently. We can accelerate hi-po development and better prepare emerging leaders for new challenges by helping them consciously shift their thinking and manage the mental effort required to “stretch.” (For more background see our research linking thinking preferences to the stages of the Leadership Pipeline.)
This is just one reason Whole Brain® Thinking needs to be part of the strategic toolkit for HR, talent management and learning & development professionals. Everyone has the ability to think across the spectrum of preferences; no one is confined to just one quadrant. For your own work, and for the way you identify, grow and support your future leaders, this is a message of hope!
And once you understand the thinking potential people bring to the table and how to tap into it, you may discover a much wider base of talent with real potential to fill the leadership gap.
PS. Be sure to check out our newest case study for an inside look at Purdue Pharma’s Whole Brain® approach to selling. You’ll learn how it’s helping the company shorten the sales cycle and improve overall sales results. Download now.
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