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Amanda Young Hickman

Amanda Young Hickman

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The Unexpected Results from Highly Effective Leadership Development

Leadership development is a big investment for any organization — one that’s only worthwhile if there is a substantial return. As a result, many organizations strive to measure learning lift and ROI from the programs they run, with emphasis placed on measuring new skills and insights.

Four Simple Ways to Customize Your Leadership Development

Customized leadership development inherently has a higher impact on leaders and organizational results. Since tailored learning can be closely connected to the challenges a business faces or the environment in which it operates, leaders can see the value of putting a leadership program’s ideas into practice. Customization can help participants see “what’s in it for them” more clearly, as well as help the organization build a common understanding of “what it means to lead here.”

Making Learning Last — Increasing Leadership Development ROI

The Institute for Corporate Productivity recently completed a case study about Ford Motor Company’s Global Executive Leadership Program.

How to Foster a Culture of Leadership Development

What is a culture of leadership development? It’s a culture where leaders are intentional about leadership growth all the time, not just during year end performance reviews. It’s a culture where everyone is aware of what they are learning, as well as what they are doing. It’s a culture where feedback is offered frequently and with positive intent: the intent to help another person grow. It’s a culture where leaders visibly take the time to mentor and support the development of others.

Leading in a post-acquisition environment

CHALLENGE Our client recently closed an acquisition of a company larger in size, with largely complementary products and global operations. 

Make learning last—increasing development ROI

The Institute for Corporate Productivity recently completed a case study about Ford Motor Company’s Global Executive Leadership Program.

Why 70/20/10 learning doesn’t work as well as it could

The 70/20/10 Theory In any talent management discussion, it doesn’t take long for someone to invoke the 70-20-10 theory.