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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 SEVENTEEN

Catalytic Converters: How Exceptional Bosses Develop Leaders

Morgan W. McCall, Jr., and Jeffrey J. McHenry

In the opening chapter of this book the case was made that experience is at the heart of leadership development. To say that experience is at the heart is not to say that experience in and of itself is sufficient to develop leadership talent. As the chapters of this book have shown, all experiences are not created equal, nor are they equally relevant to the business, nor are they available for everyone, nor is it automatic that the lessons they offer will be learned. While one possible conclusion from the research reported in Lessons of Experience (McCall, Lombardo, & Morrison, 1988) and Developing Global Executives (McCall ...

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