Action Learning in Leadership Development

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Action Learning in Leadership Development
Anneke Zwart, Student (University), Netherlands, Moderator
Leadership development programs that most organizations currently use do not deal with all dimensions necessary for becoming an excellent leader, according to M. Marquardt.
As a result, leaders are perfectly able to handle problem-solving models, but they have difficulties to deal with human dimensions such as demoralization of workforce.
Most of the times leadership development programs give a lot of attention to the technological aspects, but omit the social skills needed for excellent leadership.
This is exactly where Action Learning (AL) can help as it is a more powerful method for leadership development: it takes into account all dimensions in which leaders and managers are operating, therefore AL creates “whole leaders”. AL can also be very useful in the development of individual leadership skills.

Marquardt mentions that according to Mumford (1995) there are 6 elements of action learning that are effective for leadership development:
1. FOCU...Sign up

Action Learning ⇒ Leadership?
Andy Radka, Director, United Kingdom, SIG Leader
I believe that this is all quite true.
Exactly how does permanent behaviour change happens when you link AL with leading?
Working together o...Sign up

Leadership is not by Mere Training, But Arousing the The Same from Within
C.L. Kappagomtula, Professor, Malaysia, Member
While Anneke Zwart is drawn towards the Action Leadership model by 'creating a contingent situation', Andy is spot on in raising a pertinent issue on ...Sign up

Pitfalls in Action Learning Leadership
Tyrone Richards, Investor, Jamaica, Member
Action learning leadership is also subject to situations or experiences in the past.
Care should also be exercised when leadership engages in som...Sign up

Action Learning in Leadership Development
Kachope Kato A.B, HR Consultant, Uganda, Member
I can't agree more with Zwart and @Kappagomtula C.L, on the subject, thank you very much for the insights. Leadershi...Sign up

Leadership Development using Action Learning in Argentina
Jose Luis Roces, Professor, Argentina, Premium Member
Our experiences during the last seven years in the Center for Development Leadership (CDL) of iTBA (Argentine private university) confirm all the Marq...Sign up

Experiences of Using AL in Leadership Development
Pam McAllister, Consultant, Australia, Member
To me the greatest value of using AL in leadership development has been that practitioners have embedded a practice of learning with others. Th...Sign up

Action Learning for Leadership
JC de Jong, Director, Netherlands, Premium Member
I really enjoy your contribution! Two things that I feel would complement what you are saying (I see them by the way also in some of the other comment...Sign up

Setting Up Action Learning as a Leadership Development Tool
Vimala Suppiah, Coach, Malaysia, Member
I agree with @Pam McAllister. My work as an independent coach-consultant gave me an opportunity to steer senior mana...Sign up

What is the Most Critical Factor?
Pedro Ferrao, Teacher, Portugal, Member
What is the most critical factor?
Example: engaging people in setting a path for reflexive work about their behaviour...
And how do you hand...Sign up

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