Some people assert that leaders are born, while others contend that leadership is acquired through training and experience. Experts agree, however, that while many leadership qualities are innate, it is the natural leadership skills and experience that are nurtured in the workplace through leadership development that will develop truly inspirational and effective leaders. Determining who your emerging leaders are today can help turn them into your senior leaders of tomorrow.
Assessing your available talent
Most organizations already have a pool of available talent that they have fostered over the years. Often, there is a gut feeling for team members who could be considered for leadership development. However, to really know and understand who has the most potential for leadership development, it is important to systematically capture that information in a defined leadership success profile.