Dream, Diagnose, Dialogue & Deliver: Lessons Learned from a ‘4D’ Leadership Development Intervention in a High-performing Pharmaceutical Company

Paul Joseph-Richard, Nara Ringrose, Geoff Glover

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Abstract

Globally, many organisations face leader shortages, and developing a new generation of leaders remains a challenge to most. One way of addressing this issue is to delivering learner-specific, business-aligned, experiential interventions that are contextual, transfer-focused and line-manager supported. However, given the plethora of leader development methods, which methods work for whom is not very clear. We report an innovative leader development programme that aimed to infuse into leadership learners, energies for dreaming, diagnosis, dialogue and delivery (4D). We present our theory-based, leader development programme (LDP) that combined four distinct development methods delivered in a high-performing, British pharmaceutical company. By sequencing the administration of visioning exercises, psychometric tests, coaching sessions and action research projects, this purpose-built LDP was seen to yield surprising results at personal and organisational levels, developing both leaders and leadership. We explore its effectiveness and advocate a precision-oriented, method-sequenced, industry-university partnerships-based, 4D approach to work-based leadership learning programmes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDream, Diagnose, Dialogue & Deliver: Lessons Learned from a ‘4D’ Leadership Development Intervention in a High-performing Pharmaceutical Company
Publication statusPublished - 22 May 2019
EventBritish Academy of Management Conference 2019 - Aston University, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 Sep 20195 Sep 2019
https://www.bam.ac.uk/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=3502

Conference

ConferenceBritish Academy of Management Conference 2019
Abbreviated titleBAM2019
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBirmingham
Period3/09/195/09/19
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    Joseph-Richard, P., Ringrose, N., & Glover, G. (2019). Dream, Diagnose, Dialogue & Deliver: Lessons Learned from a ‘4D’ Leadership Development Intervention in a High-performing Pharmaceutical Company. In Dream, Diagnose, Dialogue & Deliver: Lessons Learned from a ‘4D’ Leadership Development Intervention in a High-performing Pharmaceutical Company [890]