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Grooming the next generation of leaders- Understand issues and trends

This section addresses the issues and trends associated with grooming the next generation of leaders which include the latest thinking on what leadership competencies are needed, how they are required and how they are retained; the pros and cons with various approaches to leadership development; how to assess the costs and benefits of alternative leadership development strategies and programs, and how to development leaders for the multi-generational, multi-sector workforce.

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Campbell Leadership IndexCampbell Leadership Index (CLI) Provides feedback to an individual about personal characteristics that are directly related to the nature and demands of leadership. The survey quantifies the perceptions of the individual leader and selected observers, such as direct reports, peers and managers.
Developing Transportation Agency Leaders: A Synthesis of Highway PracticeThe report focuses on leadership development approaches in state Departments of Transportation (DOTs). It reports on retirement, retention and succession planning efforts in DOTs to develop and maintain effective leaders.
Executive Core QualificationsThe Executive Core Qualifications describe the leadership skills needed to succeed in career and non-career senior executive positions in the federal government. They also reinforce the concept of a senior executive corporate culture.
Growing the New Business LeaderThis report provides models for succession planning to develop leaders who can address changing business needs.
State of California Information Technology Workforce Improvement ProgramA high-quality information technology (IT) program can be sustained only if it is supported and managed by a high-quality IT workforce. The state of California Information Technology Workforce Improvement Program and Initiative are working to achieve a high-quality IT workforce through efforts to improve and update the state's hiring process for IT professionals, develop its IT leaders and managers, and ensure that compensation is competitive.
State of California Workforce Planning ModelIn the past, human resource needs of the workplace have largely been met in a reactive mode, position by position, vacancy by vacancy. That approach will no longer suffice as we plan for the huge wave of retirements within the next five years. It is imperative that the state departments take a strategic approach to workforce planning now! This document provides a model for how to approach this issue.
Talent Management: From Hire to RetireThis article addresses what talent management is, the challenges of doing it effectively, and why human resource leaders and senior management need to manage talent while addressing current workforce trends and issues.
Transportation Skills Needed by Private-Sector and Public-Sector Organizations: Some Common ThemesThis study is an assessment of the potential demand for developing new academic programs in transportation and logistics.
Washington State Department of PersonnelThe Washington State Department of Personnel offers various human resources (HR) resources including employee assessment and selection, performance and accountability, recruitment, competencies, training and development, and succession planning. It has also developed a workforce planning guide.
Why Organization Design Is Critical To Global Leadership DevelopmentThis report provides a brief, but useful guide that links organizational design with successful leadership development, and discusses the differences between strategic and operational responsibilities.
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