Seasons Of A Leader~s Development: Beyond A One-Size Fits All Approach To Designing Interventions

Date Added: Mar 2010
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In this paper, the authors propose a typology of leadership development methods. The authors argue that different methods are suited to the learning needs of different leaders, which the authors segment by organizational level, life-cycle and role-cycle. The author advance propositions about which learning methods are best suited to the challenges of these different seasons of a leader's development. The authors define leadership as a set of behaviours that are different from management behaviours and may be exercised at any formal level (e.g. Kotter, 1990).