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

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ADULT DEVELOPMENT AND ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP

Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey

Whole Cloth, Inc., is a retail clothing company with operations in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Over the last several years, CEO Thomas Schmidt has been grooming Peter Hayes, a high-potential subordinate whom Thomas has admired for his general intelligence, technical knowledge of their business, and people skills. Fourteen months ago Thomas promoted Peter to a platform presidency within the company, putting him in charge of an internationally distributed high-end clothing line for teen girls.

Things are not going well for either of them. Although Peter continues to be insightful in his observations and inferences, he is charged now with developing an overall ...

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