Leaders as Teachers
IN THIS SUMMARY
In 2000, Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) was competing in a medical technology market that was much different than the one it had grown up in. The current market was fully globalized, and regulations were changing significantly, along with customer buying patterns. Company executives realized that many people in the company were unsure of BD’s direction. In response, BD revamped its learning and development infrastructure. In Leaders as Teachers, Edward Betof examines the leaders-as-teachers program and the benefits it can bring to a company, such as aligning the learning function with the organization’s goals, serving as a catalyst for leadership development, strengthening the organization’s culture, and promoting change.