This original research report explores the topic of “Leaders Developing Leaders”, a critical component of any leadership development strategy in today’s modern organizations, especially in light of the recession. “Leaders Developing Leaders” refers to the strategy by which organizations leverage the use of seasoned leaders as in-house coaches and teachers, with programs built on the theory that senior leaders are uniquely positioned to espouse and teach the leadership values and skills of organizations. Programs are aimed at building the talent leadership pipeline by compelling senior leaders to become the teachers, coaches, and/or mentors for the organization’s future leaders.
HCI and Lee Hecht Harrsion find that the benefits of incorporating a “Leaders Developing Leaders” program are the inexpensiveness, scalability, and efficiency it offers. When senior leaders are actively incorporated into the development of emerging leaders, companies reap the benefits. Profitability increases, productivity improves, and employee engagement and organizational culture grow considerably.