Don't Bother Putting Leadership into People

Academy of Management Executive, Vol. 18, No. 3, pp. 131-135, 2004

9 Pages Posted: 14 Dec 2008 Last revised: 22 May 2018

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Joseph A. Raelin

Northeastern University - D’Amore-McKim School of Business

Date Written: December 9, 2008

Abstract

Most leadership training that is being conducted in corporate offsites is ill-advised. I make this bold statement because the intent of most of this training is to put leadership into people such that they can transform themselves and then their organizations upon their return. In this article, I shall address why the latter process is unlikely to succeed and what alternatives exist that can more effectively put leadership directly into the organization, where it belongs.

Keywords: Leadership development, collaboration, leaderful practice, shared leadership, work-based learning, action learning, reflective practice

JEL Classification: M10, M12, M53

Suggested Citation

Raelin, Joseph A., Don't Bother Putting Leadership into People (December 9, 2008). Academy of Management Executive, Vol. 18, No. 3, pp. 131-135, 2004. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1313991

Joseph A. Raelin (Contact Author)

Northeastern University - D’Amore-McKim School of Business ( email )

360 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.damore-mckim.northeastern.edu/faculty/r/raelin-joseph

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