How to Boost Leadership Bench Strength Amongst Top Talent

Learn how to to identify and develop key talent within your organization.
People & Culture / Management & Leadership

Format          60 Minute Lesson
Chapters       9
Skill Level     Intermediate
Audience      CEO
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Course Description

In this lesson, ExecSense examines the importance of building a leadership group that has depth and versatility. Take the 60 minutes to view this lesson to learn why your C-level employees and below should be able to fulfill multiple roles, the strategic advantages of shared skillsets, and how to recognize position fits within your organization.

This 9-chapter lesson is led by expert, Jonathan Magid (President of Bench Strength Advisers), and focuses on the “drag effect” of poor leadership, making the business case for building a robust bench, and finding, reviewing, and encouraging talent.

In this 60-minute session, you will learn:

  • Why building a strong leadership “bench” that identifies, rewards, and smartly places talent is the key to lasting competitive success; what leadership bench strength really is and how to establish it
  • How to develop depth in pivotal positions and business roles to ensure your company is never left with a gap; why “excellent” leadership is rare in any industry and cultivating it leads to a substantial competitive advantage
  • A list of the key principles for building a deep bench: having a business imperative, considering context, and developing talent through contribution
  • A simple, but effective guide to identifying and developing future leaders, building bench strength organically by defining your processes, assessing your pivotal strengths and weaknesses, and plotting a path to place leaders in the right spots
  • How to put your leadership action plan into effect, attract new talent, and retain skilled employees; the importance of coaching and guidance; and why relationships and experience are keys to success

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Johnathan Magid

Jonathan Magid
President, Bench Strength Advisers

Expertise: Organizational & Leadership Development

Jonathan parlayed earlier years in creative, operational and management roles, including those with P&L responsibility, into a successful career in organizational and leadership development.

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Jonathan has become a foremost expert in executive assessment as a central strategy in his larger work with high potential development, leadership development and succession planning and management. He frequently serves as facilitator and assessor in assessment and development centers across the U.S.

He took his proficiency in 360‐degree feedback to print as co‐author of the book “Why Leaders Fail: science reveals the sure signs of failure and prepares you for success,” based on original 360‐degree feedback research. Jonathan has coached and consulted hundreds of leaders, from high‐powered creative artists to C‐suite officers at Fortune 100 companies. He also has designed and delivered award‐winning leadership development frameworks, strategies, and programs with positive, bottom‐line impacts measured in the tens of millions of dollars.

In addition to work in assessment, Jonathan’s other experience includes: executive coaching engagements with senior leaders in healthcare, technology and media industries; leadership development strategy and framework creation and implementation with clients in technology and healthcare; custom workshop design and facilitation with a variety of client organizations across a range of management and leadership topics; and strategic planning facilitation with clients in media and personal development industries.

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