The great American founding father, author, and statesman, Benjamin Franklin, was highly devoted to lifelong learning and continual personal improvement. His book, The Art of Virtue (edited by George Rogers), is an inspiring account of Franklin’s life and an instructive guide to his improvement process and personal effective system. Franklin once said, “If you empty your purse in your head, no one can take it away from you. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” Modern research shows that Franklin’s advice on learning is as valid today as it was 200 years ago.
A key source of an organization’s wealth in today’s world is its capabilities. But many organizations fall victim to what we’ve called the The Law of Improvement Displacement — short-term performance pressures drive out long-term improvement activities. The growth, development, and performance of many organizations, teams, and people is severely stunted by their failure to recognize and overcome this law.
Is your organization effective at identifying capable leaders early in their careers? You probably know them — those young, highly professional individuals who wield influence and make important contributions to the organization. These individuals meet the criteria of true leaders, but are they receiving any kind of formal leadership development?
The dearth of leadership investment continues as more and more baby boomers retire and organizations are feeling their loss. What is the solution?
Watch this webinar with Jack Zenger as he explores this common issue and identifies vital solutions. He’ll share:
- Research and the importance of early development
- How to identify potential groups
- Competencies to pay attention to
- How to create a culture that values development
- Mistakes to avoid
- Positive results and outcomes
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Learn how and where leadership development can produce the highest return on investment and create long term wealth.