Using Data and Predictive Analytics to Develop Learning Leaders

Organizations are regularly finding more applications for data analytics to improve decision-making. One application is predicting future events to improve user-centric leadership development tools.
By Dave Desouza

Globalization and a continuously changing business environment have made traditional out-of-the-box leadership development practices obsolete for most organizations. Leaders need agility, flexibility, intercultural adaptiveness and the ability to lead new team configurations driven by technology, i.e. virtual teams. They must be able to lead across diverse cultures, have a high ability to learn quickly in a dynamic business environment, and be adept at managing relationships and self.

Building an effective global leadership development program is as complex as the global business environment, so companies like IBM have embraced data and predictive analytics to keep leadership development aligned with the needs of the global enterprise....

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