A high-level view
The Leadership Dev Landscape
We reviewed over 3,000 initiatives, both sacred and secular, listed 800 in our study, and analyzed 326 for a high-level view across program models, focuses, and sectors.
The data begins to paint a picture of the ecosystem and provides insights and inspiration for designing leadership programs and pathways.
We also discovered critical weaknesses and gaps in the ecosystem that must be addressed.
Few programs go deep with one-on-one apprentice-style training.
There is a need for programs that test the limits of participants by challenging them to do hard things.
Many programs sacrifice very little in the way of personal attention or resources.
a kingdom approach
While there are some strong individual programs, many operate in silos creating redundancy and waste.
The size of each circle correlates with its sampling size, and the color indicates how much the sampling skews sacred versus secular.
urban farming guys (#118)
Located in a disadvantaged neighborhood in Kansas City, this makerspace has contributed to a 20% decrease in crime over the past decade.
SUMMIT SERIES (#100)
Summit has been called "the Davos for Gen-Y." Through a series of invitation-only events, Summit fosters a global community of leaders.
Harvard university (#52)
Harvard makes alumni and global experts accessible to students to incubate new leaders. Many initiatives exist, especially at the Kennedy School's Center for Public Leadership.
Praxis labs (#82)
The most well developed blend of mentorship, quality of peers, and support network among the sacred leadership development initiatives.
ASPEN institute (#8)
An extensive range of leadership development programs. A strength is how they curate communities of leaders to accelerate leaders to make impact in bold ways.
defy ventures (#34)
Leadership development for the formerly incarcerated. Participants are paired with a business executive, entrepreneur, or other influencer to be their coach.