Previously published as: Training Strategies for Tomorrow
Online from: 2003
Subject Area: Learning and Development
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|Title:||The myth of “transferable skills” for senior executives – key lessons to be learned|
|Author(s):||Harry Gray, (Dean at Grove International Business School, UK)|
|Citation:||Harry Gray, (2012) "The myth of “transferable skills” for senior executives – key lessons to be learned", Development and Learning in Organizations, Vol. 26 Iss: 3, pp.5 - 7|
|Keywords:||Dysfunctionality, Executive, Leadership, Management, Professional, Skills, Transferable skills|
|DOI:||10.1108/14777281211225730 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Purpose – This paper aims to challenge the notion that senior managers and executives have a set of “transferable skills” that can be successfully ported from one type of organization to another and even within the same organization.
Design/methodology/approach – The paper reflects on published information.
Findings – The paper calls for a different type of approach to developing senior managers and leaders that requires them to reflect on their own practice.
Originality/value – The paper draws the reader's attention to a potential underlying pattern in the failure of many senior appointments across different industry sectors.
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