Management and Leadership Development Interventions

These types of OD interventions aim to improve organizational performance by increasing effectiveness and performance of formal and informal leaders and the organizational leadership as such. Their use is wide spread, and almost all organizations have programs in place to identify, measure, and improve the quality of their leaders.  A research study conducted by the Corporate Leadership Council (2001) revealed that organizations are focusing on the following five actions to increase their leadership bench strenght: 
1) redefining the leadership profiles to better respond to current business needs, 
2) targeting future leadership needs, 
3) ensuring top management accountability for leadership development, 
4) creating a continuous development culture, and 
5) customizing the development opportunities to the leaders needs. 

Management and leadership development interventions include the following examples:

  • Leadership principals,

  • executive and professional development,

  • mentoring,  coaching,

  • action learning,

  • action science,

  • accountability succession planning,

  • 360 degree feedback,

  • leadership culture development,

  • leadership tools,

  • leadership conferences