Learning from Experience
Learning from experience is the number one way that leaders develop. That claim is hard to dispute. CCL has researched the “lessons of experience” and their role in leadership development since its founding in 1970. From that work, CCL has organized five categories of key developmental experiences:
■ Challenging Assignments. A job or a task related to a job that stretches you because it is new, complex, or demanding. Examples include being responsible for turning around an operation in trouble and moving from a line to a staff position.
■ Other People. Positive and negative role models—primarily bosses and others ...