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What are the elements of a great leadership development program? To answer this question, we compiled a list of companies that had appeared at least once in the past two years in one of three annual rankings of top leadership companies. What emerged from our surveys, interviews, case studies, and literature review were 23 values that are part of the DNA of leadership development. Commonalities include a commitment to experiential learning, simulations designed to provide business experience in a controlled environment, and senior leadership’s personal and financial commitment to the development programs in good times and bad.