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2019 Leadership Development Benchmarking Report


This report helps learning and development leaders compare their organizations’ leadership development investments and priorities against a global benchmark.

Published: 27 February 2019

ID: G00431501

Analyst(s): Human Resources Research Team

Table Of Contents

Table of Contents



HIPO Development Remains a Top Priority

Table 1: Top 10 Leadership Development Priorities for 2019

Budget and Staffing

Consistent Investment in Leadership

Steady Head Count Outlook in 2019

Equal Allocation of Spending Across Levels of Leadership

Steady Investment in Leadership Development Outsourcing

Programs and Challenges

Most Organizations Offer a Structured Leadership Development Program

Classroom Training Remains on Top

Frontline Managers Receive the Shortest Leadership Programs

Improving Leadership Transitions Is a Top Challenge


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