Powering Up Your Leadership Pipeline: How Top Companies Get It Right


Strong leadership is more than just a competitive advantage; it’s what separates world-class companies from the rest. Today, the need for effective leadership is unprecedented. Surveys consistently report that leadership is a key concern in the C-Suite. Gaps in the leadership pipeline, changing leadership requirements, inadequate leadership capabilities, and greater needs to grow talent internally all point to the importance of assessing leadership talent.
Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders® research on leadership and talent management indicates that an emphasis on growing leadership capabilities at all levels is a key differentiator. Sustainable success requires a solid leadership pipeline. While the importance of selecting and developing senior leaders has long been recognized as an organizational imperative, ensuring a robust pipeline, requires focus on all levels of leadership, from front-line and mid-level to top executives. In both existing and emerging markets, creative new approaches to assessing talent can support the selection and development of a strong bench of leaders to meet both short and long term needs.
In this session you will learn:

  • How those organizations renown for developing leaders are using assessment to create a competitive advantage
  • The advantages and disadvantages of various approaches to leadership assessment and how the use of simulations, computer adaptive testing, and 360 surveys can be used to identify, select, and accelerate the development of leaders
  • Cutting edge information on the “DNA” of leadership that is most effective in today’s volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous (“VUCA”) world of work


Veronica S. Harvey Ph.D.

Partner, Talent Practice, Aon Hewitt