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Organizations typically initiate a “leaders-teaching-leaders” model by having executives kick off a leadership initiative. Mature companies go much further by having leaders involved in the program design, delivery, and interacting in many stages throughout the initiative. Leaders may play a number of roles in a development initiative, such as:
“Leadership development” (or "LD") is an ongoing systematic process that assesses, develops, and grows talent at all levels of management, and integrates tightly with performance management and succession management.
For more information on this topic, we recommend learning about our Leadership Development Maturity Model.
The Bersin by Deloitte Leadership Development Framework describes all of the elements of leadership development.