A persistent pitfall on the road to Talent Readiness is focusing too much on building the capabilities that are needed now – rather than those that will be essential in the near future.
A recent global talent study by Development Dimensions International underscores the need to prepare for a future that will be here before we know it.
DDI’s Global Leadership Forecast 2011, which surveyed 2,600 organizations in 74 countries, saw Identifying and Developing Future Talent move into the #2 spot on the top five most critical skills for leaders over the next several years. DDI concluded that significant improvements in the quality of leadership will require focusing on this skill, along with Driving and Managing Change, Fostering Creativity and Innovation, Coaching and Developing Others and Executing Organizational Strategy.
The study found that investing in talent pays big dividends: Leaders in organizations with more effecftive leadership development programs were eight times more likely to rate the quality of leadership as very good or excellent.
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