Covid-19 And The Leadership Development Challenge
Colin Newbold, 01st March 2021 in Development, Feedback, Hiring, Human Resources, People Management, Testing
Every year, millions of pounds, dollars and euros are spent on leadership and/or management development programs (L/MDPs). Our research team spent weeks looking for published evidence on their effectiveness. They really struggled. What they found was plenty of evidence that suggested a poor return on expectation, let alone return on investment.
At the same time, our research team also looked for evidence of the effectiveness of executive coaching. They found a considerable amount, much of it recent.
This blog summarizes their findings. It concludes with our recommendations for developing leaders and managers in a world where face-to-face contact and classroom-based training is becoming much more difficult.