Leadership leader (leadership development at EMC)

Human Resource Management International Digest

ISSN: 0967-0734

Article publication date: 18 July 2008




Weinstein, M. (2008), "Leadership leader (leadership development at EMC)", Human Resource Management International Digest, Vol. 16 No. 5. https://doi.org/10.1108/hrmid.2008.04416ead.007



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Leadership leader (leadership development at EMC)

Article Type: From: Human Resource Management International Digest, Volume 16, Issue 5

Weinstein M. Training (USA), February 2008, Vol. 45 No. 2, Start page: 40, No. of pages: 4

Purpose – Describes the leadership development programme at EMC, a US information infrastructure developer, that has resulted in the company being ranked second in Training magazine’s top 125 firms for training and employee development. Design/methodology/approach – Quotes the firm’s Vice President of Education Services about the linkages between the firm’s technology training and the leadership development programmes which are seen as having played a key part in the its corporate transformation. Describes the Organization Talent Review that assesses all employees’ skills and capabilities against the firms’ strategic business plan, and identifies the potential leaders needed by the company. Explains the methods used to develop leadership skills of established senior managers as well as potential leaders, underlining the need for leadership styles to change as the nature of the business changes. Also highlights the role that established leaders play in developing the leadership skills of managers in the grade below them, seeing this as one of the strengths of the system. Lastly describes the firms’ approach to spotting junior employees with the skills to be future leaders. Findings - Underlines the impact that the firm’s leadership development programs have had on the company’s performance. Originality/value – Profiles a successful leadership development program. ISSN: 0095-5892 Reference: 37AF644

Keywords: Leadership, Management development, Training methods, EMC, Succession planning, United States of America

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