Leadership Framework for Enterprise Continuity

This consulting solution provides an organizational Leadership framework that is structured to helping develop leadership capabilities.

AMS Solution Code: 816

Solution Description

A Leadership Framework for Enterprise Continuity provides a structured approach to developing and nurturing leadership capabilities within an organization. It encompasses a set of principles, competencies, and practices that guide leadership behavior and decision-making.  Organizational success depends upon a “company of leaders”, managers at all levels of responsibility who embody the skills needed to lead. AMS and our team of executive level consultants design a plan to enhance the leadership skills of all managers, regardless of their level, through an on-going process that includes assessment, feedback, and career planning.  The plan should include guidelines and resources to strengthen critical competencies, knowledge, skills, and the capabilities required for current and future business success.  "Emerging leaders" used to be a cohort within a learning organization, now, it is everyone all the time.

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Leadership Framework Considerations

The leadership framework plan should include:

  1. Assess Organizational Needs:

    • Begin by understanding your organization’s strategic goals, culture, and existing talent management practices.
    • Identify leadership gaps, critical roles, and areas where talent development is essential.
  2. Define Leadership Competencies and Behaviors:

    • Collaborate with stakeholders (senior leaders, HR, etc.) to define the core competencies required for leadership success.
    • Consider both technical skills (industry-specific) and soft skills (communication, adaptability, etc.).
  3. Create a Leadership Framework:

    • Develop a structured framework that outlines leadership levels (e.g., individual contributor, manager, executive).
    • Define the expected behaviors, skills, and responsibilities at each level.
    • Ensure alignment with organizational values and mission.
  4. Identify High-Potential Employees:

    • Implement a talent identification process.
    • Look for employees who demonstrate leadership potential, adaptability, and a growth mindset.
    • Consider performance reviews, 360-degree feedback, and assessments.
  5. Design Development Programs:

    • Craft targeted programs for leadership development.
    • Offer workshops, coaching, mentoring, and stretch assignments.
    • Include topics like emotional intelligence, decision-making, and strategic thinking.
  6. Succession Planning:

    • Create a succession plan for critical roles.
    • Identify potential successors and provide them with development opportunities.
    • Ensure a smooth transition during leadership changes.
  7. Performance Management Integration:

    • Align talent management with performance reviews.
    • Link development goals to performance metrics.
    • Regularly review progress and adjust as needed.
  8. Communication and Buy-In:

    • Communicate the program’s purpose, benefits, and expectations to all employees.
    • Gain buy-in from senior leaders, managers, and participants.
    • Highlight how the program aligns with career growth.
  9. Evaluate and Iterate:

    • Continuously assess the program’s effectiveness.
    • Collect feedback from participants, managers, and stakeholders.
    • Adjust the program based on insights and changing organizational needs.
  10. Promote Inclusivity and Diversity:

    • Ensure that the program supports diversity and inclusion.
    • Encourage participation from underrepresented groups.
    • Address biases in talent identification and development.

Remember that building a successful program takes time, commitment, and ongoing refinement. Involve key stakeholders, measure progress, and adapt as your organization evolves.  AMS executive level practitioners can help to guide you on the journey by leveraging a toolbox of best practices to ensure you are gaining value at every step of the process.

Why Leadership Frameworks are Important

The concept of leadership development has become an important part of many companies’ strategic planning; however, many think of leadership planning as a "training activity" and in reality, it needs to be a process that is supported by training, yet not dependent on it.  Leadership development in progressive organizations is an integrated and cultural norm supported by tools, process, and the overarching learning culture. Also, we need to think about functional role alignment as Project Managers, Operations, and Support Roles, and many others, all have a different interface with leadership attributes.


Investing in a robust Leadership Framework yields significant advantages for any organization. Firstly, it ensures a pipeline of skilled leaders, ready to take on critical roles. By identifying and nurturing high-potential employees, the organization can reduce leadership gaps during transitions. Secondly, such programs enhance employee engagement and retention. When employees see clear growth paths and receive targeted development opportunities, they are more likely to stay committed. Thirdly, a structured talent management approach fosters a culture of continuous learning and development, leading to improved performance across the board. Lastly, it aligns organizational goals with individual aspirations, creating a win-win situation where employees thrive, and the organization achieves its strategic objectives. AMS consultants bring a wealth of experience and knowledge in talent management, leadership development, and organizational dynamics. We offer fresh perspectives, best practices, and industry insights that can enhance your program’s effectiveness and guide you toward success.

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