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Leadership in Action: Follow-Up - A Valuable Tool in Leadership Development by Judith L. Steed, Jennifer W. Martineau

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Furthering the Process

We have already mentioned that approaching leadership development as a process rather than an event can significantly enhance long-term impact. Periodic follow-up is an important ingredient of the process because it provides feedback that can extend and add to the developmental experience.

Follow-up can create motivation in the form of a challenge.

There are, however, some do's and don'ts when it comes to the specifics of following up:

Follow-up should

  • Be scheduled and intentional, not random and out of the blue.
  • Focus on being developmental rather than evaluative or, worse yet, punitive.
  • Be informative and educational.
  • Be targeted at the specific behaviors that the individual being tracked has been working on.

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