Where to start your leadership development initiative? Consider its platform

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Any initiative to develop organizational leadership capabilities should carefully consider its platform – the places, structures, bodies, and processes where you define and manage LD interventions in your organization.

Such platforms do not have to be huge and costly – like a full-blown corporate academy such as GE's Crotonville Management Development Institute or Goldman Sachs’ Pine Street Initiative (though some smart branding certainly helps). Platforms can start small, even self-organized, like a team meeting or a regular item on the senior management’s agenda, dedicated to making sense of leadership development.

Platforms should not stop at defining a formal training program

As part of our Leadership Development Kit, we have defined a list of trigger questions to support your work to anchor leadership development in your organization.