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High Flyers: Developing the Next Generation of Leaders

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How do you develop the people who will one day lead your company? High Flyers challenges conventional wisdom about how to groom executives for the top positions in the firm by presenting a strategic framework for identifying and developing future executives that senior managers can use to identify and develop future executives. McCall demonstrates that the best executives aren't necessarily managers who possess a previously identified, generic list of traits or who have risen to the top through survival of the ...

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Overview

How do you develop the people who will one day lead your company? High Flyers challenges conventional wisdom about how to groom executives for the top positions in the firm by presenting a strategic framework for identifying and developing future executives that senior managers can use to identify and develop future executives. McCall demonstrates that the best executives aren't necessarily managers who possess a previously identified, generic list of traits or who have risen to the top through survival of the fittest. Rather, the real leaders of the future are those who have the ability to learn from their experiences and remain open to continuous learning. If these people get the right experiences on the job, they will have the ultimate opportunity to learn new executive skills. Full of vivid real-life examples, High Flyers is for everyone in the organization who has responsibility for developing people - as well as for aspiring managers who want to learn what it takes to become truly effective leaders. For companies, High Flyers demonstrates the power of executive development as a competitive advantage and the way to ensure the best leadership for the future.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780875843360
  • Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/1997
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 343,675
  • Product dimensions: 6.41 (w) x 9.46 (h) x 1.05 (d)

Meet the Author

Morgan W. McCall, Jr., is a professor of management and organization at the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business. Previously, he was Director of Research at the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, NC. He is the co-author of five books, including The Lessons of Experience and Whatever It Takes: Decision Makers at Work.

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Table of Contents

Preface
1 Of Astronauts and Executives 1
2 The Derailment Conspiracy 21
3 Experience as Teacher 61
4 Linking Business Strategy and Executive Development 83
5 Assessing Potential: Is Talent What Is, or What Could Be? 109
6 Who Gets What Job: The Heart of Development 141
7 Catalysts for Development 161
8 Making Executive Development a Strategic Advantage 183
App Taking Charge of Your Development 203
Figures 233
Notes 235
Bibliography 243
Index 247
About the Author 253
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