A Simpler Pipeline

Let’s face it. It’s been a bit tricky. Many of us have started down the road of the Leadership Pipeline Process but have gotten a bit tangled up with the Worksheets, Profiles, and Summaries. It’s all good stuff, but somewhere along the way, it feels like we lost track of the big picture: having conversations about potential leaders and figuring out how we can help them grow into the roles God may be calling them to.

So we decided to strip it right back. After getting feedback and input from many global leaders, we have developed a slimmed-down process: the LPP Lite. We’ve left aside the form-filling for the moment and focussed on the conversations themselves. It’s simple enough to unpack on one page.

The LPP Lite mirrors the more sophisticated process on LDHR.org, having the same three elements of Identifying your leadership needs, Assessing your potential leaders, and then Developing those leaders. However, whereas the original process relies on much research, input, and documentation, the Lite version focuses more on having the right people in the room.

This way, you can focus on simply having conversations about the leaders needed, who to consider for the roles, and how to prepare them. We suggest you document the conversations using a summary document, but the focus is on the conversations themselves.

If you and your leadership team have struggled to get going with the LPP or have gotten bogged down along the way, the LPP Lite might be just what you need to get the process going again.

For now, the LPP Lite resources are only available through the links in this post, but we’ll embed them into the Leadership Pipeline page on LDHR.org soon. Do let us know how you get on!

Paul Cheesman works in Leadership Development and HR for CCCI / Cru. He’s based in the UK and works with LDHR leaders worldwide.

Banner photo by Mike Benna on Unsplash

2 thoughts on “A Simpler Pipeline”

  1. Thanks for posting this Paul, it’s a great improvement and by reducing complexity, my prayer is that it becomes more common in usage.

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