Importance of On-the-Job Experiences in Developing Leadership Capabilities
J. J. Lambrecht, C. Hopkins, J. Moss, Jr., C. R. Finch
Successful leadership is often thought to rest on a combination of raw talent and formal training. The premise of this study is that on-the-job experiences are invaluable in the development of effective leaders. The authors draw on findings from the corporate world, as well as on over six years of NCRVE leadership research and development, to discuss the implications of their study for current training practice. Questions asked of study participants included
Vocational education professionals who have not had the opportunity to attend formal leadership programs, as well as those actively involved in leadership education, will find this document especially relevant.
- What is it about these on-the-job experiences that makes them effective?
- Are there differences which relate to gender?
- What abilities are strengthened by these on-the-job experiences?
- What experiences would be most useful in developing future leaders?
MDS-814 / November 1997
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