O'Reilly logo

Leadership in Action: Issues and Observations - Leadership Experience - What is it and What Counts? by John F. McCarthy, Kelly M. Hannum, Douglas T. Hall

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Issues & Observations

Leadership Experience: What Is It and What Counts?

Douglas T. Hall, Kelly M. Hannum, and John F. McCarthy

The leadership experience of the candidates was one of the key issues during the campaigns leading up to the November 2008 presidential election in the United States. The media and public discourse not only highlighted the importance of experience but also made it clear that experience can mean different things to different people.

There are a lot of assumptions behind the word experience. Saying merely that a candidate is experienced does not provide a lot of actual information about what that candidate can do or why his or her abilities are relevant to the position sought.

The good news is that a great deal of leadership ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required