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.

MDS-814 / November 1997

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