Summary of Feeding Your Leadership Pipeline

How to Develop the Next Generation of Leaders in Small to Mid-Sized Companies

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Feeding Your Leadership Pipeline book summary
Cultivate talent to find tomorrow’s leaders in your company today.


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Developing leaders means finding people with the skills, knowledge and personality to steer your company. Dan Tobin’s straightforward, if sometimes plodding, guide spells out the basics of creating and managing “leadership development programs” (LDPs). These employee-training efforts are not difficult to implement, and they offer organizations huge benefits. Discovering future leaders in-house means you can nurture and train your own best people to understand your goals, values, and vision. getAbstract found Tobin’s use of checklists and forms practical and useful, and recommends this guidebook to HR professionals at small and medium-sized firms and to all those who want to best leverage their employees’ talents to serve their organization’s future.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What a “leadership development program” should include,
  • How to identify leadership candidates and
  • How to educate potential leaders.


“Leadership Development Programs”
As Americans get older and retire, the nation faces a shortage of skilled, experienced workers. Over the next two decades, 78 million baby boomers will become older than 65. In 2005, workers aged 55 and older made up 16% of the US workforce. By 2020, this...
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About the Author

Daniel R. Tobin founded the Digital Equipment Corporation’s Network University and Wang/Getrionics Virtual University; he devoted more than 15 years to creating and honing the “leadership development program model.”

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