Professional Development Best Practices

This tool compares the relative value of three different types of professional development. The table below looks at the relative impact of training, coaching, and on-the-job experience in developing an individual’s professional leadership and management skills.

Based on research from the Center for Creative Leadership, on-the-job leadership has had a more dramatic impact on an individual’s development than other types of training and coaching. While training skill has a role to play, its limitations need to be taken into consideration when charting an individual’s development pathway.


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Eric Douglas

Eric Douglas is the senior partner and founder of Leading Resources Inc., a consulting firm that focuses on developing high-performing organizations. For more than 20 years, Eric has successfully helped a wide array of government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and corporations achieve breakthroughs in performance. His new book The Leadership Equation helps leaders achieve strategic clarity, manage change effectively, and build a leadership culture.

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