Leadership Development: Reflection Rather Than Training?

Reflection vs TrainingDrawing on Conger’s (1996) and Burgoyne et al.’s (2004) concerns about the efficacy of leadership training, and linked to Day (2000) and Drath’s (1998) argument for leadership development to be oriented towards social systems, should formal leadership development emphasize education more than training? Continue reading “Leadership Development: Reflection Rather Than Training?”

Key Lessons of Learning Leadership Experience (7)

Key Lessons7Further, Conger (1993) argues for an organized approach and believes that too much leadership development has occurred in a ‘haphazard process’ (1993: 46), with little intentionality, accountability or evaluation (ibid.). Drawing these notions of development together, an equation is offered (McCauley et al., 1998: 223): Continue reading “Key Lessons of Learning Leadership Experience (7)”

Key Lessons of Learning Leadership Experience (6)

Key Lessons6For example, work by Avolio and Luthans (2006) identified the importance of ‘trigger moments’, Bennis and Thomas (2002) highlighted ‘transformative experiences’ that shifted an individual’s identity, and Janson (2008) identified the significance of ‘leadership formative experiences’ – often attached to emotional incidents. Continue reading “Key Lessons of Learning Leadership Experience (6)”