“Many of the best and most successful corporations in the world have
adopted the Leadership Pipeline model as the core framework for their efforts
on the human side of their businesses. Built around the common leadership ‘passages’
all leaders go through, it helps organizations select, develop, and assess
based on specific responsibilities and work values at each leadership level.”—from
Strong leaders at all levels within an organization are a requisite for
business success. Yet the leadership pipeline—the internal architecture for
growing leaders—is often broken or non-existent. This updated edition of the
bestselling The Leadership Pipeline has been revised to help address the
challenges of today’s business environment. Anchored in experience, it offers a
tested model for planning leadership succession and development that has proven
effectual in getting results.
The authors draw on their work at more than one hundred international
companies to report on what has been learned in the ten years since the first
edition of The Leadership Pipeline was published. They show how a
company can develop leadership in each layer of their organization by defining
the different skills required as leaders move from one level to the next. They
explain how time should be applied differently and how work values required for
success must change, and they clearly illustrate what inappropriate leadership
looks like at each step. In addition, the authors answer commonly asked
questions and add new insights from their in-the-field research.
Pipeline shows how today’s companies can keep their leadership “pipeline”
filled and flowing to ensure a steady supply of skilled leaders throughout the
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