As the workforce continues to evolve around the globe, successful organizations continue to focus on developing their leadership teams. Current leaders and leadership teams, like an athlete, sports team or orchestra, require ongoing education, training and development to achieve peak performance. At the same time, organizations strive to identify hi-potential individuals to be groomed for future leadership responsibility and, to maximize the probability of them being successful in positions of increased responsibility, developing these individuals takes time, thoughtful planning and strategic alignment to strategy and business goals. I possess significant experience in developing and executing leadership development programs that are national and international in scope. A basic definition of leadership from the Situational Leader is that leadership is influencing the behavior of a person or group of people. A large body of research on leadership by Kouzes and Posner has provided us with a practical and transformational definition by breaking exemplary leadership down into five practices.
According to Kouzes and Posner a leader who is successful: