Elements of a successful leadership development program

Good leaders can make or break a company’s culture
By Russel Horwitz
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/07/2010

A good leader can make or break the culture, and in turn the performance, of an organization. She is more likely to make the right decisions, attract and retain staff and maximize the use of resources.

Therefore, developing leaders should be a priority for organizations. There are a variety of best practices to keep in mind when it comes to developing great leaders.

Identify what is important for the organization: Start with a general competency model. This can help everyone to share a common language, making discussions and decisions more effective.