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Democratizing Leadership Development

Democratizing Leadership Development

What's Covered

Traditional leadership development has been structured in a regulated and limited way that targets top performers. The dangers to that approach include siloed leaders and stagnant organizations resulting from performance-based restrictions and merit-based training.

Traditional programs have historically been very prescriptive. As opposed to fostering individual ownership, the traditional model encourages people to believe someone else is responsible for their development.

In a recent interview with Darren Shimkus, president of Udemy for Business, CLO explored the importance of creating democratized learning programs aimed at developing and empowering high-potential and emerging future leaders.


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