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Accelerating Your Development as a Leader: A Guide for Leaders and Their Managers by Robert Barner

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Accelerated Development: Is It Possible and Desirable?

In summary, the person who needs to direct your leadership development process is you. “All well and good,” you say, “but is it really possible to compress the time that would typically be required to develop myself as a leader?” The answer to this question is an unqualified “Yes!” Some people doubt that it is possible to accelerate the time needed for leadership development. These individuals still adhere to what I call the outdated “cooking school” philosophy of leadership development. You can hear this assumption reflected in such comments as, “She's a strong performer but she still needs a little more seasoning” or “Experience has shown us that it takes five years for an engineer to be ...

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