2014 Trends in Executive Development: A Benchmark Report

Trends in Executive Development 2014For today’s executives, the ability to develop a successful business strategy is no longer enough. In our complex business environment, the most successful organizations will be the ones with leaders who can create a compelling vision—and who can convey that vision to customers and employees. These skills have, for the first time in recent years, surpassed critical thinking in importance, but there is a problem.

This new reality was reflected in the key findings of 2014 Trends in Executive Development: A Benchmark Report.”  A wide range of executives and human resource leaders, including presidents, senior vice presidents, chief learning officers, and heads of executive and leadership development, reported that the ability to create a vision— and convey it to others—is now the single most important capability needed in the emerging generation of leaders.

The “2014 Trends in Executive Development: A Benchmark Report” is the product of collaboration between Pearson TalentLens and Executive Development Associates Inc. (EDA),  a global leadership consulting firm that specializes in executive assessment, development, and coaching.

You can download the Executive Brief here:  2014 Trends in Executive Development Brief

Bonnie Hagemann is the CEO of Executive Development Associates, a boutique consulting firm specializing in top-of-the-house executive development and the development of high potentials into senior leaders. She is also the author of several research papers, including Trends in Executive Development.

One comment on “2014 Trends in Executive Development: A Benchmark Report
  1. Simon Vetter says:

    This Trend Study is giving some great guidance for executives how to attract and retain the best and brightest talent:
    In a nutshell:
    Create a compelling vision—and convey that vision to customers and employees so they want to be part of that future picture.