Developing Leaders

Posted: 1 May 2009

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Boris Groysberg

Harvard Business School

Amanda Cowen

Harvard Business School

Date Written: April 24, 2007

Abstract

Provides an overview of leadership development for the manager charged with developing a single individual or corporate leadership program. Introduces a framework for understanding the components of developmental experiences and then applies it to a range of experiences, including: formal and informal feedback, training, job assignments, and mentoring. Concludes with a discussion of the leadership development process - in particular, the need to factor in organizational context and individual differences when selecting and sequencing developmental experiences. Learning Objective: To understand and plan for leadership development.

Subjects Covered: Human resources management, Leadership development, Management training, Organizational design, Organizational structure.

Suggested Citation

Groysberg, Boris and Cowen, Amanda, Developing Leaders (April 24, 2007). HBS Case No. 407-015, Harvard Business School Organizational Behavior Unit, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1397647

Boris Groysberg (Contact Author)

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Amanda Cowen

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