Development of leadership skills: Experience and timing

Michael D. Mumford, Michelle A. Marks, Mary Shane Connelly, Stephen J. Zaccaro, Roni Reiter-Palmon

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Abstract

To develop organizational leaders we need to understand how requisite skills are acquired over the course of people's careers. In this article, a cross-sectional design was used to assess differences in leadership skills across six grade levels of officers in the U.S. Army. Increased levels of knowledge, problem-solving skills, systems skills, and social skills were found at higher grade levels. Certain skills and experiences, however, were found to be particularly important at certain phases of leaders' careers. These findings are used to propose an organization-based model of skill development. Implications of this model for leader development programs are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)87-114
Number of pages28
JournalLeadership Quarterly
Volume11
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2000

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  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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Mumford, M. D., Marks, M. A., Connelly, M. S., Zaccaro, S. J., & Reiter-Palmon, R. (2000). Development of leadership skills: Experience and timing. Leadership Quarterly, 11(1), 87-114.

Development of leadership skills : Experience and timing. / Mumford, Michael D.; Marks, Michelle A.; Connelly, Mary Shane; Zaccaro, Stephen J.; Reiter-Palmon, Roni.

In: Leadership Quarterly, Vol. 11, No. 1, 01.03.2000, p. 87-114.

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Mumford, MD, Marks, MA, Connelly, MS, Zaccaro, SJ & Reiter-Palmon, R 2000, 'Development of leadership skills: Experience and timing', Leadership Quarterly, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 87-114.
Mumford MD, Marks MA, Connelly MS, Zaccaro SJ, Reiter-Palmon R. Development of leadership skills: Experience and timing. Leadership Quarterly. 2000 Mar 1;11(1):87-114.
Mumford, Michael D. ; Marks, Michelle A. ; Connelly, Mary Shane ; Zaccaro, Stephen J. ; Reiter-Palmon, Roni. / Development of leadership skills : Experience and timing. In: Leadership Quarterly. 2000 ; Vol. 11, No. 1. pp. 87-114.
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