I love the game of tennis. I have played it off and on since I was a young girl and have profited from both private and group lessons along the way. Each of these learning styles has merit. And whether you are developing your serve or developing your leaders, there comes a point where one-on-one leadership development is necessary.

Winning the Game

If you really want to get the best out of your people and have a pipeline of talent at your disposal, your leadership development efforts should reflect that priority. Your leadership development program should:

  1. Begin at the entry level. Don’t wait to start your efforts. Develop managers early on in their careers so you have a pipeline of well-developed leaders.
  2. Cultivate unique skills. Each individual has something special that can be leveraged. By developing leaders one-on-one, you are positioned well to cultivate their unique skills for your organization.
  3. Focus the efforts to deliver business results. Align your content with your business strategy. Ensuring the successful outcome of the development work will lead to tangible business results that give credibility to the investment.

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We want your new leaders to win the leadership game, 40-love. At East Tenth Group, we believe leadership development should be a one-on-one, customized opportunity to develop and build on the existing talents of the individual, with ongoing support for continued development over the long term.

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This is an excerpt from Michelle’s article on LinkedIn. Read How’s Your Leadership Game? 40-Love?


As the CEO & Founder of East Tenth Group, Michelle leverages 25 years of business and experience as a strategic advisor and executive coach to help drive actionable people solutions and provide practical insights on business strategy to senior leaders. she and her team and are fiercely committed to the development and growth of people and companies because we believe that when people thrive, business thrives.

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