DEVELOPING LEADERSHIP TALENT THROUGH EXPERIENCES
Paul R. Yost, Mary Mannion Plunkett
It has been known for nearly two decades that experience plays a critical role in the development of leaders (McCall, Lombardo, & Morrison, 1988; Quinones, Ford, & Teachout, 1995; Robinson & Wick, 1992; Wick, 1989). And while most organizations acknowledge that on-the-job experiences play a critical role in developing talent, they continue to rely heavily on classroom training programs to develop the next generation of leaders and employees in the company. The American Society for Training and Development reported in 2006 that organizations spent over $109 billion the previous year on workplace learning and performance programs (Ketter, 2006). The ...