The aim of the Management Charter Initiative (MCI) developed in the mid-90s under the leadership of Professor Tom Cannon was to improve managers' practical competency in their daily work. Qualification was to be gained by proving managerial competence in work related tasks, rather than by studying for a theoretical, educational qualification such as an MBA or degree. This book provides a welcome and comprehensive analysis of the MCI within the context of modern management development. It emphasizes the benefits of linking management development with organisational strategy. Features include; analysis of how management development can be measured; and an assessment of the impact of using Management Standards; practical illustrations with 16 case studies of contemporary organisations.