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Deloitte | Leadership Development: For the Talented Few, or For the Masses | Deloitte Debates | Robin Erickson | Talent Edge

by Bare Brilliance


Today, many talent professionals are facing a tough decision: should we invest in programs and tools targeting a small pool of high-potential talent, or is…


What makes the most sense for your Organisation? Are you investing in a few targeted individuals or spreading your net a little wider.

This article by Deloitte recommends that any serious talent organisation should be able to do both.

What are the demographics of your organisation? Are there a lot of Senior Leaders who will be retiring soon? What focus are you putting on leadership development to build your bench strength? No doubt there are people throughout your organisation who are depended on every day for their strategic thinking, innovative capabilities and global perspectives. To retain this talent and continue growing your organisation you will need to identify sustainable development plans for these individuals.

Investing in a wider development program will also help strengthen your brand image. Like Chinese whispers people will talk about the programs and development opportunities which will provide positive image for your talent recruitment process.

Technology has certainly made reaching your team a lot easier for Leadership development. Virtual classrooms, mobile learning and social networking all can help you develop your people quicker and make them work faster and smarter.