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The Risky Business of Leadership Development

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Business success today demands careful attention to risk management. Contingency plans, redundant systems, business continuity insurance, and countless other vehicles protect organizations from the volatility and unpredictability of today’s business landscape. But there’s one area where risk should actually be cultivated rather than averted, and it’s the on-the-job growth, learning and development of leaders. By definition, developing a leadership capability, skill or experience set means throwing someone into the unknown to do what he or she has not mastered or perhaps even attempted before. There are no guarantees of success when a leader is given an opportunity to develop on …

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Risky business: Strategies to encourage employee risk-taking

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Failure is getting considerable attention in leadership and management circles these days. Articles, books, and keynote speeches preach the value of mistakes and learning from failure. The current dialogue begins once the mistake or failure occurs and addresses how to leverage it for maximum return. But before any of this is possible, the employee must first take a risk. Risk is defined as a ‘situation that involves exposure to danger.’ And in today’s workplace, the dangers are very real. Years of delayering, outsourcing, and right-sizing have left employees insecure. It’s been a buyer’s job market for as long as some …

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