Seven guideposts on the leadership development journey

What a close look at 15 large Canadian organizations reveals about leadership development
By Ray Brillinger
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 06/16/2006

Leaders with solid skills and exemplary qualities are in short supply, not only at senior management levels but across the board in Canadian organizations. Finding, keeping and developing leaders are more important than ever.

To refine and strengthen its approach to leadership skill development, McMaster University in Hamilton has asked 14 large organizations to share their leadership and experiences in a benchmarking study. The 14 organizations, listed below in the sidebar, come from a wide range of sectors and industries. They demonstrate a serious commitment to building management and leadership as a strategic priority.

A close look at their leadership development practices sheds light on the ways large, progressive organizations, in both private and public sectors, are taking action to develop leaders.