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Leadership Development Yesterday and Today

Decades ago, formal training and development models, exemplified at the time by those at IBM, GE and Unilever, thrived and produced outstanding leaders who ran highly successful businesses. These organizations hired hundreds of graduates a year, who were rotated through different jobs, functions and geographies and sent through executive training. Twenty-five years later, if all went well, some portion of them became senior executives.

Much has changed since the heyday of programs like those, which, of course, have evolved over time.