This presentation highlights data from two large-scale leadership research studies: The Global Leadership Forecast 2014|2015 (based on survey methodology) and High-Resolution Leadership (using data from standard simulations).  Together the sample includes over 25,000 leaders, in 2,300 organizations, across industries and geographical regions.  Where possible, healthcare specific data is included.

Key findings reveal:

  • A current and future shortage of leadership supply to meet healthcare industry disruption.
  • Personality and Behavioral areas where healthcare leaders are strong and areas where they are weak.
  • Key transitional challenges faced by healthcare professionals as they move into leadership roles.
  • Top practices that lead to enhanced leadership at the organizational level.
  • The positive impact of better leadership on organizational performance.

There are two key conclusions from our research, both with similar ties to the practice of medicine. First, leadership, like cardiology, is, in part, a profession.  And, like any profession, it takes constant insight and practice to become competent.  Second, the leadership development industry as a whole must stop guessing at what makes better leadership, and move toward a more evidence-based approach.