Strategic Leadership@Dell was conceived as an integral part—a “core building block”—of Dell’s overall EMEA high-potential (hi-po) program. It is a targeted program for a highly targeted population, which is seamlessly integrated with Dell’s leadership competency framework. The overall hi-po program incorporates personal insight, organizational support, and on-the-job experience—and Strategic Leadership@Dell is a central component.
Kathleen Woodhouse, Senior Manager, Learning and Development, Dell EMEA, realized the hi-po program “could not focus on everything.” She had to make tough choices about the most relevant, critical competencies to be included. Because Dell believes that at the heart of a successful leadership team is the individual leader, self-awareness was an important competency. She selected Interaction Associates as a partner to create a learning process to support the competency development.