Even the world's largest medical device company doesn’t have money to sink into development programs that don’t cut the muster. That’s why, without cross-enterprise confidence and support, Medtronic’s Leadership Development Rotation Program (LDRP) was in a tough spot....read more
LDP Connect’s annual LDP Award recognizes initiatives that bring innovation and transformation to early career talent development programs. It also recognizes the individuals behind these transformations. 2019’s award winner is Cardinal Health’s EMERGE program. We...read more
Early career talent development programs need structured, formal training, measurable benchmarks, program staff members that support one another, and meaningful executive buy-in. Take away any of these elements, and your program is likely to falter. A few years ago,...read more
Executive sponsorship can make or break any leadership development program. For program participants, the sponsor is the one who can open doors. He or she champions the program, brings it visibility and credibility, and can help secure funding for its activities. He...read more
Retention is a key part of ROI for LDPs given the significant investment they make. But even leading corporations have a tough time retaining top talent. For young professionals rising through the leadership ranks, the career ladder is likely to include rungs at...read more
Any employer who doesn’t pay enough risks losing good workers.Any employer who pays too much risks keeping bad workers and inflating operating costs.The same is true for rotational programs. Offering a competitive compensation package means remembering the market...read more
By Susan Peppercorn Negative emotions like loneliness, envy, and guilt have an important role to play in a happy life; they're big, flashing signs that something needs to change. –Gretchen Rubin Laura just got passed over for a new role. While trying to muster the...read more
How much of your interview process is based on “gut feel” and pre-existing biases – even though you have a well-thought out selection framework? How often do your interviewers (particularly executives) ignore your competency-based selection framework during an...read more
What sort of manager should you be helping your leadership development program participants become? What colleagues would make good assignment managers for your participants? What are the traits employees associate with great managers, so-so managers and terrible...read more
Needs assessments. Bench strength. Skills gaps. Leadership competency models. To what end? Before you build a fancy new leadership development program from scratch you must understand exactly what problems need to be solved today and in the future. We spoke with Susan...read more
LDP Connect spoke with three career development experts from three universities and found some variation. Here, they offer some helpful advice for companies and on-campus recruiters to make students aware of their leadership development programs and make them stand...read more
Once upon a time, it wasn’t unusual for workers to stay with one employer for their entire career. Crazy, right? In those days, it made sense for the employer to invest in the professional development of its employees. This investment built loyalty and prepared new...read more
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