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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 SIX

Leading from Where You Are: Driving On-the-Job Development into the Whole Organization

Paul R. Yost

One of the hot topics in organizations today is integrated talent management. Unfortunately, more often than not this topic is transformed into one of three practices: (1) a company-wide competency model that ignores the importance of experience, (2) a top-down approach that inevitably leads to the quagmire, “Before we do anything, let's make sure it is all integrated,” or (3) a perfect plan that fails to survive the next company reorganization.

Unfortunately, organizations today seldom stay still long enough to integrate anything. We live in an age of highly complex, dynamic organizations where change is the rule rather than the exception; ...

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