10 top tips to develop young leaders

On oversized Post-It Notes in board rooms all over the country you’ll often see something about the need to develop young leaders.

But as the old Scottish proverb goes,

If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.

In other words, it’s going to take more than hoping and wishing that our respective organizations’ young leaders develop into great leaders. Something — a lot of things, really — have to happen in order for young leaders to realize their potential.

What are some of those things, and how can we as organizations and leaders do our part to develop young leaders?


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