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Leadership development programs have grown in popularity over the years. It seems that all companies crave leaders and many are turning to formal leadership development programs as a means to develop talent. Proceed with caution however, as this is an easy idea to come up with but difficult, potentially expensive and definitely time consuming to execute. When it works, it can be a great success, however often these efforts turn into fancy websites vs true development mechanisms. Below are my top reasons why leadership development programs fail.
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