Shortcomings with the current and future leadership bench undermine the ability for organizations to grow, transform and innovate. 

To cultivate a strong leadership bench, HR teams should look to a “complementary leadership” model that partners leaders together to share responsibilities based on complementary skill sets. These leader partnerships enable each leader to specialize in core skills, develop needed skills and lead in critical areas.

Gartner analysis showed leaders who use complementary leadership saw a 60% increase in their teams’ performance.