Learning Design

Oct 10, 2017

When Leadership Training Doesn’t Work

I recently read an online article that posited that leadership training doesn’t work. Look at great leaders like JFK and Gandhi, the author argued. Did they get leadership training? The author further went on to argue that leadership training has never turned an incompetent into an effective leader. So, he queried, why bother doing it at all? As someone who has made a commitment to leadership development for most of my career, I admit I felt my blood starting to boil as I read this article.  First of all, I would argue that most great leaders did receive leadership development—as I observed in a previous post, not all leadership development happens...

I recently read an online article that posited that leadership training doesn’t work. Look at great leaders like JFK and Gandhi, the...

Dec 20, 2016

A Pragmatist’s Guide to Innovation, Part 1

The Big Picture Innovation is good, right? That’s the one unassailable truth of business, of course. Puppies are cute. Cake is delicious....

The Big Picture Innovation is good, right? That’s the one unassailable truth of business, of course. Puppies are cute. Cake is delicious....