Learning from Life: Turning Life's Lessons into Leadership Experience
March 2007, Pfeiffer
8 What You Can Learn from Nonwork Experiences
15 How Private Life Promotes Leadership Development
22 What Work Experience Can Teach About Life Skills
24 Make It All Work Together
26 Serving as a Role Model
28 From Life to Work and Back Again
28 Suggested Readings
30 Key Point Summary
The purpose of the series is to provide managers with specific advice on how to complete a developmental task or solve a leadership challenge. In doing that, the series carries out CCL's mission to advance the understanding, practice, and development of leadership for the benefit of society worldwide.
Marian N. Ruderman is a research scientist at CCL. Her research focuses on the career development of women and the impact of diversity on management development processes. Marian is currently project manager of a major study of the choices and tradeoffs of high-achieving women. An associate member of the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence at Work, she holds a B.A. from Cornell University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in organizational psychology from the University of Michigan.
Patricia J. Ohlott is a research associate at CCL. She is currently project manager for CCL's study of the choices and tradeoffs of high-achieving women. Her research interests include the career development of women managers, the developmental impact of job assignments, and issues relating to the management of diversity in organizations. She has a B.A. in psychology from Yale University and is pursuing a Ph.D. at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business.