Six leadership passages: an overview -- From managing self to managing others -- From managing others to managing managers -- From managing mangers to functional manager -- From functional manager to business manager -- From business manager to group manager -- From group manager to enterprise manager -- Diagnostics: identifying pipeline problems and possibilities -- Performance improvement: Clarifying roles and creating performance standards -- Succession planning -- Identifying potential pipeline failures -- The functional career passage -- Coaching -- Benefits up and down the line. "In this book, three experts show companies how to build their own leaders by understanding the critical passages a leader must navigate, by providing the appropriate development for navigating those passages, and by building the right system for ensuring a full pipeline of leaders now and in the future." "Together Ram Charan, Stephen Drotter, and James Noel have substantial firsthand experience in leadership succession and development around the world. They have coached some of the world's top corporate leaders and have developed effective leadership succession and development programs for leading companies of all sizes." "Drawing on this background, they provide readers with a proven method for building a leadership pipeline by defining six critical leadership passages, assessing competence and performance at each passage, and planning leadership development in a way that addresses the unique challenge of each passage." "The Leadership Pipeline's practical advice has proven to be applicable to companies of all sizes, to be particularly helpful to women and minorities, and to be effective in cross-cultural settings. It gives managers and human resource professionals the framework, tools, and language they need to help leaders at every level reach their full potential. It also gives individuals a framework for managing their own development and planning their own careers."--Jacket.