Leadership Development: The HUL Way
This Case Flyer throws light on HUL’s unique leadership development program. It helps in understanding the Unilever Future Leaders Program that helps HUL churn out leaders at a constant pace. It also explains the leadership program’s central belief that leaders build leaders. After enabling an in-depth analysis of the program, the Case Flyer also debates on the down-sides of nurturing youngsters as future leaders – stressing out the youngsters, making them over ambitious, impact on those who
could not make it to the leadership development program, etc.
Prerequisite Conceptual Understanding
- • Stephen P. Robbins, et al., “Leadership”, Organizational Behavior, 15th Edition, Dorling Kindersley (India) Pvt. Ltd., 2013
Before the Classroom Discussion
- • The students/participants should be encouraged to understand the nature of HUL’s business – including the categories that it operates in, the brands that it has across the product lines and the Critical Success Factors (CSFs) of such a business
Suggested Reading for the Faculty
- • Paul J H Schoemaker, et al., “Strategic Leadership: The Essential Skills”, Harvard Business Review, January-February 2013 – To understand the skills that one can develop to transform into a strategic leader
Case Positioning and Setting
This Case Flyer can be used
- • In MBA Program for Organizational Behavior course to explain the concept of leadership in general and mentoring in particular
Preamble to this Case Flyer Analysis
This Case Flyer discussion focusses on Unilever Future Leadership Program (UFLP). While the base article gives glimpses of the program, the questions of the Case Flyer enable a debate on various elements of the program. It helps understand the concepts of coaching and mentoring in the backdrop of HUL’s leadership development program. The Case Flyer discussion was orchestrated accordingly [Exhibit (TN)-I]................