Work with the Leadership Development Kit to build leadership capabilities in your organization


    A practical framework with all key elements of effective leadership development


    Quick-start guidance to plan and run your leadership development activities


    Hands-on tools to power your leadership development work

  • Buy Full Kit

    • • Access to full Leadership Development Kit
      • Complete Kit framework
      • Kit Board canvas quick guide
      • Detailed process guidance for different use cases
      • Nine key tools to develop leadership
      • Complementary 1:1 onboarding session
      • Additional resources

  • Buy Kit for USD 390
  • Subscribe to All Kits Bundle

    • • Access to full collection of > 50 frameworks, canvases, tools, process guides, agendas, and presentation materials on organization design, organizational development and leadership development
      • Including the following Kits: Organizational Structure Kit, Leadership Development Kit, Team Kit, Agile Organizing Kit
      • Immediate access to all updates and releases from Management Kits
      • Complementary 1:1 onboarding session to help customize your approach and deployment of tools

  • Subscribe for USD 590/y

This Kit gives you the key knowledge and tools you need to build leadership capabilities and define leadership development programs in your organization

Comprising framework documents, a kit board canvas, exemplary agendas, tools, and process guides, the kit provides you with in-depth, step-by-step guidance to run your own leadership development initiative – whether you are a manager, an aspiring leader a business partner or an external facilitator.

Kit Content

“One of the best designed models you can ever use. Complex organizational challenges made simple through these kits”

- Hari Abburi, Global HR Executive, The Preparation Company

Who developed this Kit

This Kit was developed by Management Kits drawing on key academic research and a wide range of practical experience and testing. The Management Kits research, development and design process is led by Olaf Bach, the founder of Management Kits. Olaf has more than 10 years experience in consulting on strategy and organization. He teaches organization design at the University of St. Gallen, one of the leading European business schools and as an honorary professor for business design at Berlin-based design school Weißensee Art Academy. Olaf was senior project manager at a leading global strategy consulting firm.

For more information, see About Management Kits and go to Olaf's LinkedIn profile.

We offer a complementary, personal onboarding session to support you in setting up your personal action learning journey

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this Kit for?
This Kit is for anyone who seeks to strengthen leadership capabilities: whether you are an HR professional supporting a business partner, a leader who wants to improve leadership in her team, or an individual who wants to improve his personal leadership skills.
What’s included in the Kit?
Built around the Leadership Development Kit Board, our canvas format, the Kit goes deep on the essential elements of leadership development: context, strategy, networks, platform, jobs, feedback, resources, and measures. There is at least one key tool for each element of the canvas framework as well as process guidance on how to apply the Kit for your specific context.
How do I work with the Kit?
The Kit invites you to kick-off your work process right away and to progress at your own pace with a strong emphasis on direct application. On the Kit platform you have all the materials in one place, and you can access them at any time online. You can also download, edit, and print the documents you need for your offline sessions or workshops with your team. In addition, as part of both the individual purchase of this Kit and the subscription to the All Management Kits Bundle we offer a complementary personal online coaching session to support your onboarding.
How does the personal onboarding session work?
While this depends on the particular use case, Management Kits users typically benefit most from one of three options: 1. we use the time to give you a general walkthrough of the Management Kits resources 2. we discuss the general situation you are in, including some of the challenges and transitions the organization you work with is facing, and we subsequently compile a tailored guide to some of the tools and materials likely most effective in your situation. 3. we focus the discussion on a specific organizational, project or leadership development challenge of yours and look at how to best leverage the Kits for addressing this challenge.
How can I access the Leadership Development Kit?
There are two options to access the full Leadership Development Kit: 1. First, you can buy the Team Kit for USD 390.-, giving you unlimited access to this Kit. 2. Second, you can subscribe to Management Kits on an annual basis for USD 590.- per year, giving you full access to all organization design, development, and leadership resources on our platform, including the Leadership Development Kit.
If I go for the subscription option, what is included and how does it work?
The subscription to the All Management Kits Bundle gives you access to all Kits on our platform, including the Leadership Development Kit, on an annual basis for USD 590.- per year. This All Kits Bundle subscription includes all our Kits and tools in the fields of organizational effectiveness, design, and development, namely the Organizational Structure Kit, the Team Kit, the Leadership Development Kit, and the Agile Organizing Kit, as well as all associated tools, guides, and resources, and future updates. You can cancel at any time in case you do not wish to renew the subscription for another year. You will get a reminder four weeks before the renewal date in order to avoid any unintended renewals and charges.
What theories, frameworks or methodologies are used to create Management Kits?
In terms of theoretical and methodological background, there are three pillars that are particularly important to us at Management Kits: first we make sure, for all our Kits, that all our content is aligned with key insights from management research in the respective field. This often entails a significant amount of translation work to make the Kits user friendly and actionable in a practitioner setting. Second, there is practical project work, consulting experience, and user testing that goes into the Kit design. Third, we believe in the relevance of design thinking methodologies for management problem solving and we integrate according approaches in our Kit design work.
What if I have additional questions applying the Leadership Development Kit to my specific context?
Besides the complementary personal onboarding session, there is a comments section enabled in each part of the Kit. Use it to ask us questions or give us feedback. We’ll answer all our user questions in due course. You may also contact us directly via e-mail at [email protected]
What if we want to use the Kit for the whole firm or need more support?
For multiple licenses, tailored enterprise solutions, and our workshop, consulting and coaching offers, please contact us at [email protected]
Is the Kit mobile and tablet friendly?
Yep. The Kit is fully responsive on any devices you own.
What if I'm not happy with the Kit?
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