Up Close and Personal: Building Foundations for Leaders' Development Through the Personalization of Management Learning

  title={Up Close and Personal: Building Foundations for Leaders' Development Through the Personalization of Management Learning},
  author={Gianpiero Petriglieri and Jack Denfeld Wood and Jennifer Louise Petriglieri},
  journal={Academy of Management Learning and Education},
Courses that aim to foster reflection and personal development in the service of leaders' development are increasingly popular within MBA curricula and executive education portfolios. We explore th... 

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