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Harvard Business School: Grooming Next-Generation Leaders

Harvard Business School professors W. Earl Sasser and Das Narayandas are experts in leadership development. In an article from Working Knowledge, the school’s forum of faculty research, the two professors discuss their working knowledge of grooming future leaders.

The four major discussion points highlighted in the article are:

Targeting talent

Talent needs to be recognized and nurtured in order to fulfill leadership potential.

What should future leaders learn?

Talent should be given an understanding of more than just one function or aspect of the business.

Adapting a leadership style

Recognize that not everyone will be CEO some day. Talent and leaders should understand that different leadership styles apply in different situations.

Teaching leadership

Ask what would you do in this situation and why, rather than telling someone how they should handle a situation. Good leaders should learn how to anticipate problems and solutions.

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Read the full article from Harvard Business School.