In response to the multiple responses to John’s recent email (see text below) we are holding a special meeting to discuss General Manager Development. Responses came from both sides of the equation – those who are doing great things and those who are eager to learn more.
To provide structure to the discussion, we’ll interview a panel of three Board members who have done considerable work in the area: Cheryl Doggett of Anthem, Joe Garbus of Marsh & McLennan, and Judy Kelly of Bristol-Meyers Squibb.
It is clear that many others of you also have deep expertise - so we’ll structure our discussion to tap into your experience as well. To that end, if there is a topic that you want to be sure we address or a question you want answered, please drop me a note so that I can include it in our plans.
See you at the meeting.
John W. Coné
John’s email from late December:
Leadership development is always a critical topic for the CLTO Board. In this case, one of our members is particularly concerned with the general manager. (Generically, that’s someone who manages managers and has P&L responsibility.) Your fellow Board member is interested in learning what you are doing to develop incumbent GMs as well as how you are developing the pipeline into these critical roles.
If you’ve done work in this space, it would be great to see any examples of the what and how you are doing, your overall approach, and any tools or partners you’d recommend.