Selection and On-Boarding


Identifying and Assessing for Learning Ability

Paul Yost and Jillian McLellan

Seattle Pacific University


ASSESSING THE ABILITY of leaders to successfully navigate challenging assignments and key leadership transitions in their careers has become increasingly popular. What is assessed is broad, and what “it” is called varies widely—learning ability, learning agility, learning capacity, leadership agility, and adaptive leadership, to name only a few. Organizations are increasingly using learning ability as an indicator of leadership potential. The ability to successfully navigate a novel leadership role and learn as ...

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