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Lessons of Experience Research

A significant stimulus for the shift toward more focus on experience-driven leadership development happened in 1988 with the publication of The Lessons of Experience: How Successful Executives Develop on the Job, authored by Morgan W. McCall, Jr., Michael M. Lombardo, and Ann M. Morrison. The book became a catalyst, expanding the focus from what distinguishes effective leaders to how leaders are developed. As a result, experience-driven development emerged as a new focus for organizations and leader development professionals. The research continues to be replicated in increasingly diverse samples.

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