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Handbook of Leadership Theory and Practice by Rakesh Khurana, Nitin Nohria

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IDENTITY-BASED LEADER DEVELOPMENT

Herminia Ibarra, Scott Snook, and Laura Guillén Ramo

A person does not gather learnings as possessions but rather becomes a new person with those learnings as part of his or her new self.

Bennis (1989:38)

MUCH HAS been written about forms of leader development and the learning processes on which they are based (Avolio and Gardner, 2005; Bennis and Thomas, 2002; Day, Zaccaro, and Halpin, 2004; Kets de Vries and Korotov, 2007; McCall, Lombardo, and Morrison, 1988; McCauley, Moxley, and Van Velsor, 1999; Murphy and Riggio, 2003; Parks, 2005; Tichy and Cohen, 1997). It is now taken for granted that managers learn leadership skills by observation and practice, and therefore learn most from direct work experiences. ...

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