The current environment demands a better quality of leadership in organizations. In order to improve leadership capabilities, companies can create leadership development programs. However, not all companies embrace leadership development programs. Those who do, usually have several types of programs and treat these programs as part of their strategic plan to address challenges that companies are likely to face in the future. Reviewing the leadership research, I find there is a positive relationship between leadership development programs and organizational performance. Reviewing the leadership program research, I find that most leadership development programs were created in response to significant challenges organizations were facing.