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The Skills Gap and the Near-Far Problem in Executive Education and Leadership Development
By Mihnea Moldoveanu, Rotman School of Management and Das Narayandas, Harvard Business School
October 3, 2016
“Executive development programs have entered a period of rapid transformation, driven on one side by the proliferation of a new technological, cultural, and economic landscape commonly referred to as ‘digital disruption’ and on the other by a widening gap between the skills and capabilities participants and their organizations demand and those provided by their executive program providers.
An “executive skills gap” between the skills needed to cope with a volatile, uncertain, ambiguous, and complex (VUCA) business landscape and the skills being imparted by executive development programs is increasingly obvious—and, costly.”