Development Dimensions International, Inc. (DDI) has recently published a 56 page report titled the ?Best Practices for Tomorrow?s Global Leaders?. The study includes responses from 4,559 leaders and 944 HR representatives from 42 countries.
Some aspects of the study that made an interesting read:
What is the most respected Leadership behaviour?
Leaders think ?ability to bring in the numbers? is the most respected leadership behaviour. (Page 10)
The following is the ranking of which Leadership action gets the most respect.
And here is why HR thinks internally sourced leaders fail (Page 11):
About one-third of internally sourced leaders fail, usually because of poor people skills or interpersonal skills.