|•||The availability of online 360-degree feedback surveys that can be formulated by the manager when the manager wants, not when the corporate human resources department dictates. Internet technology delivers, collects, codes, and feeds back the survey results.|
|•||Distance learning in the form of online delivery of courses and career information and resources. Companies provide this to their people, sometimes subscribing to a service shared by different companies, other times developing their own resources in a Web site. Considerable career information, not to mention job search announcements, are readily accessible on the Web.|
|•||Off-site training programs that ask managers to work in groups on real business problems. The workshop setting provides a nonthreatening environment that may open the participants to more risk taking than would occur on the job. Nevertheless, they have a chance to focus on real strategic problems and invent solutions that may actually be applied.|
|•||Temporary job assignments that are structured for fast track learning in order to build a cohort of experienced leaders ready for promotion. These positions reflect the changing nature of the business.|
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Publication information: Book title: Leadership Development: Paths to Self-Insight and Professional Growth. Contributors: Manuel London - Author. Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. Place of publication: Mahwah, NJ. Publication year: 2002. Page number: 195.
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