Leadership Strategies For Leadership Development

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CM3100-Week Four-Coaching
“The environment has changed—it is more complex, volatile, and unpredictable. The skills needed for leadership have also changed—more complex and adaptive thinking abilities are needed. The methods being used to develop leaders have not changed (much). The majority of managers are developed from on-the-job experiences, training, and coaching/ mentoring; while these are all still important, leaders are no longer developing fast enough or in the right ways to match the new environment” (Future Trends, 2014, p. 5).
In Mr. Petrie’s review “Future Trends in Leadership Development,” he looks at four leadership trends he has identified through his research on the subject. Those four trends have been identified as (1)
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The horizontal development calls for improving skills, abilities, and behaviors. It is training which involves listening to experts, and training seminars that are content-heavy. The training calls for a lot of book learning and exams. Horizontal development is identified as an approach that is most useful in solving problems. Situations arise, and techniques are learned for solving them.
Mr. Petrie in his interviews asked the question, “What do you think needs to be stopped or phased out from the way leadership development is currently done?” (Petrie, 2014, p. 10). They answered, “Competencies: they become either overwhelming in number or incredibly generic. If you have nothing in place, they are okay, but their use nearly always comes to a bad end.” (Petrie, 2014, p. 10). The horizontal development is associated with a competency model for the development of a leader.
The vertical development consists of stages of development that people mature and progress, and grow as they interact with and make sense of their world. Mr. Petrie uses an analogy of pouring water into a glass and wrote, “In metaphorical terms, horizontal development is like pouring water into an empty glass. The vessel fills up with new content (you learn more leadership techniques). In contrast, vertical development aims to expand the glass
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