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Using Experience to Develop Leadership Talent: How Organizations Leverage On-the-Job Development by Morgan W. McCall, Jr., Cynthia D. McCauley

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CHAPTER ONE

Experience-Driven Leadership Development: Surveying the Terrain

Morgan W. McCall, Jr., and Cynthia D. McCauley

You have to take the ones with the most potential and send them where the action is. That way you achieve two ends: You get the problem taken care of, and you get a manager who's grown through experience. Leaders are formed in the fire of experience. It's up to the head of the company to prepare a new generation and send them to hot spots as part of their training. He must prepare for a smooth transition by training people, guiding them, pushing them forward, but not too hard. Then, from among them, he must choose the successful ones, the future managers and directors, the ones he has confidence in, not because they're someone's ...

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