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Is a return on investment (ROI) assessment possible on investment in developing leadership skills? The answer I believe is an emphatic yes, despite the fact that a minority of organizations of any size attempt to do so. When I talk to or work with organizations, I am often asked "what is the payoff?" to which is often added "when?" Although suitable questions, they are rarely followed through because in reality, most organizations that invest in leadership development do so from a perspective of 'distress' or with a strong instinct that it is worthwhile. I think there is a place for this type of justification of investment but let's examine the veracity of some more robust forms of assessment.
Brighten up your January and have a watch of this: