Leaders Ready Now

Accelerating Growth in a Faster World

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Leaders ready for what's next. Fast.

Now more than ever, companies need to accelerate the growth of their leaders, getting them ready to step into key positions for the future.

In Leaders Ready Now, we’ll show you how aggressive approaches to development can inject energy into your leaders and rally business performance.

If you’re a board member, CEO, CHRO, or learning professional, this book will challenge you to transform your succession and development systems quickly for the complex world ahead.

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Succession management & leadership development are key to any company's ability to succeed. This insightful book provides an effective toolkit for accomplishing those goals systemically, comprehensively and in an accelerated fashion. A must read for C-suite executives!

John Degnan Retired Vice Chairman and COO of the Chubb Corporation and as Chairman Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

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About DDI

DDI is a global leadership consulting firm that helps organizations hire, promote, and develop exceptional leaders. From first-time managers to C-suite executives, DDI is by leaders’ sides, supporting them in every critical moment of leadership. Built on five decades of research and experience in the science of leadership, DDI’s evidence-based assessment and development solutions enable millions of leaders around the world to succeed, propelling their organizations to new heights.

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About the Authors

Matthew J. Paese, Ph.D.

Matthew is Senior Vice President of Succession and C-Suite Services for DDI. Matt’s work has centered on the application of succession, assessment, and development approaches as they apply to boards, CEOs, senior management teams, and leaders across the pipeline. He consults, coaches, speaks, and conducts research around all those topics and more.

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Audrey B. Smith, Ph.D.

Audrey is Principal Partner of DDI's Executive Services. An avid-practitioner, thought-leader, and architect for DDI’s C-suite and succession offerings, she has over 25 years’ experience with boards, CEOs, and executive teams striving for high performance, business transformation, and growth. She and her team have created an extensive range of leadership strategy, assessment, and development offerings to help these organizations shape new futures.

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William C. Byham, Ph.D.

Bill is Executive Chairman of DDI. He cofounded the company in 1970 and has worked with hundreds of the world’s largest organizations on executive assessment, executive development, and succession management. Bill authored Zapp!® The Lightning of Empowerment, a groundbreaking book that has sold more than 3 million copies. He has coauthored 23 other books, including seminal works on the assessment center method.

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