Profiles International Releases “Why Leadership Development Fails (and How to Make it a Success)”

Waco, TX. Oct 21, 2014 –Talent management solutions provider, Profiles International, has released a new white paper titled, “Why Leadership Development Fails (and How to Make it a Success).”

Leadership development can be generally defined as any activity that enhances the quality of leadership within an organization. It’s a simple concept, but all too often fails because of its inherently loose definition.

“In 2013, organizations spent approximately $164 billion on development programs,” said Michael Wilk, vice president of corporate marketing at Profiles International. “The industry is booming, but many organizations are not correctly utilizing and understanding the full capacity and impact of effective leadership development.”

“Why Leadership Development Fails (and How to Make it a Success)” outlines the main reasons for the failure of leadership development programs, as well as how to effectively develop leadership in an organization.

Download now and learn the downfalls of:

  • Mistaking management training for leadership development
  • Overlooking context
  • Confusing conceptual vs. real world application
  • Having an inflexible mindset
  • Not measuring organizational results

For more information, and to download “Why Leadership Development Fails (and How to Make it a Success),” visit


Profiles International is the best source for talent management solutions, with over 20 years’ experience and more than 40,000 clients in over 120 countries. Profiles knows how people work and what motivates them. Their data-driven talent management solutions—built on complex behavioral science, yet simple to administer and read—help organizations find the right people, shape them into a winning team, and lead them to their full potential.