What Helps Leaders Grow: Highlights From the Fund for Leadership Advancement

What Helps Leaders Grow: Highlights From the Fund for Leadership Advancement

The James Irvine Foundation has issued a report that shares lessons learned from an initiative that was designed to improve the leadership abilities of executive directors at selected Irvine grantees. Based on an evaluation of twenty grantees conducted by BTW, a strategic consulting firm based in Berkeley, the report, What Helps Leaders Grow: Highlights From the Fund for Leadership Advancement (19 pages, PDF), found that relatively small investments in leadership can yield important gains in organizational effectiveness. Overall, the initiative's approach, which included executive coaching and consulting on organizational development, was found to be effective, though some areas for improvement, including the complexities of leadership turnover and shared leadership, were identified.