November 2013 —

Greensboro, N.C. – Research from the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®) shows that the vast majority of valuable leader development experiences happen on the job as leaders deal with challenges and adversity. But most organizations focus mainly on the coaching, mentoring, and formal training programs that deliver an important but smaller portion of a leader’s development.

How can learning and development professionals put learning on the job at the center of leadership development in their organizations?

Experience-Driven Leader Development: Models, Tools, Best Practices, and Advice for On-the-Job Developmentprovides practical answers from individuals who are championing experience-centric leader development systems in organizations.

“Learning from experience is the number one way that leaders develop, but experience-driven leader development receives considerably less attention and organizational resources compared to formal education, training, and coaching,” said Cynthia D. McCauley, a senior fellow at CCL and one of four co-editors of the book. “This book helps correct that imbalance by offering proven tools and practices to develop talent at all levels of organizations.”

Experience-Driven Leader DevelopmentThe book’s other co-editors are D. Scott DeRue, management professor at the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business; Paul R. Yost, associate professor of industrial-organizational psychology at Seattle Pacific University; and Sylvester Taylor, a director in CCL’s research, innovation and product development group.

The book’s other co-editors are D. Scott DeRue, management professor at the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business; Paul R. Yost, associate professor of industrial-organizational psychology at Seattle Pacific University; and Sylvester Taylor, a director in CCL’s research, innovation and product development group.

The book’s other co-editors are D. Scott DeRue, management professor at the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business; Paul R. Yost, associate professor of industrial-organizational psychology at Seattle Pacific University; and Sylvester Taylor, a director in CCL’s research, innovation and product development group.

www.ExperienceDrivenDevelopment.com

 The 575-page book, published in November by Wiley, includes dozens of contributions focused on such critical topics as creating developmental experiences for high potentials, building feedback and reflection into job assignments, embedding experience-driven development into human resource systems, and shaping organization cultures that support on-the-job learning.

Learning and development leaders from many of the world’s most influential organizations explore practical ways to create effective on-the-job leadership development initiatives. Among the organizations represented: Accenture, Experian, GE, IBM, McKinsey & Co., Roche, Royal Bank of Canada, Teach for America, U.S. Army, and Wesfarmers.

“These are not simply ideas that ought to work in theory,” Taylor said. “These are proven and many times cutting-edge approaches from practitioners on the front lines. We already know they have a positive and powerful impact on leaders and their organizations.”

 

About the Center for Creative Leadership

The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®) is a top-ranked, global provider of leadership development. By leveraging the power of leadership to drive results that matter most to clients, CCL transforms individual leaders, teams, organizations and society. Our array of cutting-edge solutions is steeped in extensive research and experience gained from working with hundreds of thousands of leaders at all levels. Ranked among the world's Top 5 providers of executive education by Financial Times and in the Top 10 by Bloomberg BusinessWeek, CCL has offices in Greensboro, NC; Colorado Springs, CO; San Diego, CA; Brussels, Belgium; Moscow, Russia; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Johannesburg, South Africa; Singapore; New Delhi-NCR, India; and Shanghai, China.

Stephen Martin
Center for Creative Leadership
+1 336 286 4038
martins@ccl.org

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