DDI’s latest release from the Global Leadership Forecast (GLF) series is here. If you’re familiar with the GLF you’ll know that this years report structure looks a little different to that of previous years. DDI have introduced the series of themed reports to ensure we keep our finger on the pulse of truly current challenges to organisations and their leaders, to allow us to address the rapidly changing environments we face in today’s world of work.

The Leadership Transition Report seeks to create understanding of how leaders of all levels navigate their transition to a leadership role, and how organisations can ensure this process is as effective as possible. With 7 comprehensive findings, the report offers a handful of very clear themes emerging across the research. The below three key data points offer a snapshot of the valuable data included:

  • Stressful transitions have a long-term impact, with 45% of leaders who had stressful transitions rating themselves as average or below average leaders compared to their peers.
  • On average, combining high quality assessment with any development program boosts bench strength by 30%.
  • The pandemic weakened the support provided to transitioning leaders, and 11% of leaders who transitioned during the pandemic said their likelihood of leaving had increased, despite their promotion.


As the exclusive partner of DDI in New Zealand, we’re able to use these invaluable reports to help organisations like yours overcome the challenges highlighted by the research, and provide you with actionable steps to help you focus your efforts in achieving successful Leadership Transitions! Get in touch with one of our Leadership Consultants today to discuss how we can support you and your leaders.


To review the findings, Download the Leadership Transitions Report here

Alternatively, download the Full Global Leadership Forecast Report here


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