Jeffery Whippo, Ph.D., D.B.A who is an expert in the subject of leadership, states that one of the most important tasks of an organization is to cultivate its leadership development pipeline. Successful companies, Jeff says, have found that by combining succession planning and leadership development in to a "development pipeline", they are able to create a process for the long-term management of the talent roster across the organization.

Whippo explains that in order for this process of creating a Development Pipeline to be successful, organizations must be willing to put the time and effort in to specifically laying out not only the task responsibilities of each job category, but also the required leadership profiles that are needed. Jeff further explains that the Development Pipeline must function in collaboration with the company's leadership development program, if one exists.

Dr. Jeffery David Whippo implies that leadership competencies change as people are promoted through the company. He says that the Development Pipeline and the Leadership programs within the organization have to ensure that there is alignment on competencies, work values, and time applications that are commensurate with their positions. He continues that slight variations from position to position as one is elevated up the chain become critical success factors.

According to Jeff Whippo, by ensuring alignment of the Development Pipeline and any Leadership program, failures in demonstrating established competencies can be identified quickly and adjustments in the Development Pipeline can be made for individuals and for the company as a whole. Whippo indicates that this also provides check and balance on the Leadership program to ensure that the right competencies are being focused on through training and education.

About Jeffery D Whippo

Jeff Whippo is a professional educator and developer of people, teams, and leaders. He is a well-educated professional who has attended California Coast University, Boston University, California State Polytechnic University, Community College of the Air Force, and Citrus College. He also worked as a Combat Intelligence Specialist for the USAF for almost 4 years. He contributes to a number of charitable causes including the Jimmy Fund, Junior Diabetes, Goodwill, and American Veterans.

Jeffery is an avid learner who loves to study ancient history and psychology. He is also a veteran member of the VFW.