Leadership Pipeline Model Accentuates Vertical Growth

Succession Planning
Knowledge Center


Next Topic

Succession Planning > Best Practices

A disadvantage of this model whilst using it in front of employees is that it accentuates vertical growth of individuals as the only careerpath. Careerpaths can be, on the one hand, more complex and less linear upwards (eg doing various jobs). On the other hand the model is less clear about career tracks of experts (eg academical world) or program leaders (eg IT) which follow similar steps in parallel with this model without ending as executives. Within the view of talent scarcity, these parallel tracks can be as valuable for a company as moving to the executive level. Translating these tracks into a coherent compensation and benefit practice is an interesting challenge. (...) Read more? Sign up for free

Please register now to read all responses and to join this discussion yourself. It's easy and 100% free.

Sign up for free     Log in

  James Hebbard, Management Consultant, South Africa

Danger of Leadership Pipeline

I agree with you, however remember that this model is primarily focused on developing leaders from within the organisation. Leaders who will one day (hopefully) be the CEO or part of the executive management team. It is a leadership developmental tool, not a remuneration (pay-levels/grades) tool, or a career path tool. It must also be realised that it is very dangerous for a company to create the perception with their people that the only way to get a raise is to "climb" the leadership pipeline, especially if it is not what they want to do in the first place. Often the most damage is done when "specialist managing self" individuals become managers of others, both to the company (best person doing the job is removed), and to the individual ("forced" to move into a position they are not prepared for, or actually want).

More on Succession Planning
How to Find Hidden Leaders in an Organization
How to Make Leadership Training More Effective?
🔥How to Explain the Importance of a Talent Management / Leadership Development Program
Best Practices
🥇Executive Assessments Using Simulations
🥈Issues with Leadership Development Programs
🥉Great Leaders Develop Future Managers and Leaders
Leadership Pipeline vs Stratified Systems Theory
Norburn's Match of Company Directors to GOGOs, YOYOs and DODOs
Potential Assessment
Succession Planning in Government Organizations
Leadership Best Practices in Family Businesses
Leadership Pipeline is Aimed at Continuity
Identify Competencies First
Dealing with Managers Wanting to Run Before they can Walk
How to Develop Leadership Competencies?
Leadership or Management Pipeline?
Leadership Pipeline Model Accentuates Vertical Growth
Using Co-creation for Leadership Pipelining
Leadership Pipeline is a Useful System of Progression
Implementing the Pipeline
Succession Planning for the CEO
Special Interest Group Leader

Are you an expert in Succession Planning? Sign up for free

Succession Planning
Knowledge Center


Next Topic

About 12manage | Advertising | Link to us / Cite us | Privacy | Suggestions | Terms of Service
2020 12manage - The Executive Fast Track. V15.6 - Last updated: 29-9-2020. All names of their owners.