Leadership by Design: Intersection of Art and Science

Yesterday I was talking “shop” with two colleagues.  We’re all in the business of helping develop leaders and the talk turned to instructional design.  One of us asked, “How do you go about finding an instructional designer who also has deep experience in creating leadership programs for senior-level staff?”  

We noodled this idea around for awhile. . .  “Is it more difficult to create solidly designed content for senior leadership?”  Here’s where we ended up: as with many things in life, creating good content is always about the art and the science of it.

 One way to picture this issue would be:

 

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I have a lot of leadership development readers out there.  What do you say?  Do you agree or disagree? How would you draw leadership development?  Send me your artwork and I’ll post it!

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