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Developmental Assignments: Creating Learning Experiences Without Changing Jobs by Cynthia D McCauley

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BACKGROUND

Research and practice at the Center for Creative Leadership strongly support three key conclusions about leader development:

•  Effective leaders continue to develop their repertoire of skills throughout their careers. Most leaders begin their careers with clear strengths that they bring to their work. These strengths vary from leader to leader; possibilities include ease at building productive relationships, the ability to synthesize and create order out of a large amount of information, and resiliency in the face of adversity. But to be effective in a wide variety of leadership roles and situations, individuals have to master new skills and develop proficiency in additional arenas. Instead of always relying on a limited set of ...

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