How Do HR Professionals Perceive the Effectiveness of Leadership Development in Their Organisations?

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LDWhen HR professionals were asked to rate the effectiveness of their organisations’ current Leadership Development practices, on average, 34% of HR professionals perceived their LD activity as “a little” or “not at all” effective; only one out of six considered their Leadership Development to be “very effective.”   

The sample consisted of members from NOCA, EFMD and SHRM, with a total of 422 HR professionals responding to an online questionnaire.

These HR professionals indicated they saw their LD function as having a strong influence on the effectiveness of LD in their organisations. But the engagement of participants and stakeholders was what kept them awake at night. Which is a clear concern in times of growing attention to social and informal learning with a growing use of self-managed and supervisor- or peer-supported development. This will necessitate greater responsibility for participants and related stakeholders and building that culture can be considered the key challenge for professionals involved in LD.

Read more on how HR professionals perceive the effectiveness of leadership development in their organisations, which obstacles and supporting context factors they see and what should be done to improve the effectiveness of leadership development in the research report.

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