The Leadership Development Road Map

Key Questions on the Path to Organizational Success

13,124 leaders provided their input for the Global Leadership Forecast 2014|2015, presented by DDI and The Conference Board. View a snapshot of the data, and explore key questions on the path to organizational success with our Leadership Development Road Map.

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What's keeping CEOs up?

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Are they ready to deliver?

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What are the struggles?

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How do they improve?

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Leader Experience

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What is holding them back

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What happens when....?

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What business challenges are keeping CEOs up at night?

Hover over each haunt to reveal shocking statistics about the percentage of leaders who are very prepared to face common business challenges.

26%

INNOVATION

27%

HUMAN CAPITAL

33%

OPERATIONAL
EXCELLENCE

45%

CUSTOMER
RELATIONSHIPS

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Are leaders ready to deliver?

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That's correct! 46% of critical positions can be filled immediately by internal candidates

Review quiz statistics:

40%

of leaders say the overall quality of their organization’s leadership is high

25%

of HR professionals view their organization’s leaders as high quality

15%

of organizations have a strong bench

46%

of critical positions can be filled immediately by internal candidates
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With what are they struggling?

% of leaders considering themselves highly effective

Leading across countries and cultures

34%

Communication within international business

39%

Integrating into foreign environments

45%

Leading across generations

54%

Fostering employee creativity and innovation

56%
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How Do Business Leaders Improve?

Scroll over each star to reveal the % of leaders considering each development method most effective.

% of leaders considering each development method most effective.

70%

70%

Developmental assignments

60%

60%

Formal workshops, training courses, seminars

52%

52%

Coaching you receive from your current manager

43%

43%

Coaching you receive from external coaches/mentors

40%

40%

Coaching you receive from internal coaches/mentors

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Leader Experience

% of leaders who answered ‘yes’ to the following

intend to leave their organization within the year
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indicate intentions to leave have increased in the past year
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Leader Experience
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feel accountable for being an effective leader
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are engaged with their role
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would nominate theirs as a top company for leaders
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What & who is holding them back?

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Who do leaders say is not involved enough in their development?

22%

Employees

33%

Manager

46%

Sr. Management

48%

HR
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These are the top obstacles to growth as a leader:

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Not enough time or opportunity

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Lack of support/autonomy

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Lack of skill/knowledge

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What happens when...

organizations get leadership development right?

20%

higher than average leadership quality and bench strength

26%

more critical positions can be filled immediately

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times more likely to out perform other companies on financial metrics

What happens when they get it wrong?
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What happens when...

organizations get leadership development wrong?

67%

lower than average leadership quality and bench strength

21%

fewer critical positions can be filled immediately

What happens when they get it right?

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Who is DDI?

Who We Are.

Development Dimensions International, or DDI, is one of the top global consultancies dedicated to helping clients build strong leadership capability. Forty-five years ago, we pioneered the field; today we remain its chief innovator.

What We Do.

We help companies transform the way they hire, promote and develop their leaders. The outcome? People ready to instigate, understand and execute business strategy, and address challenges head-on.

How We Do It.

If you have ever had a leader you revered or marveled at how quickly a new hire came up to speed, you might very well be experiencing DDI at work. Often, we are behind the scenes, creating custom training or assessment that clients can roll out on their own. Other times, we are more visible, helping clients drive big changes in their organization. Always, we use the latest methods, based on science and the test of time.