- The most effective training combines a blended learning environment of teaching/counseling coupled with on-the-job experience. If the learning environment is too clinical or theoretical then the high-potential manager is less likely to pull the applicability out of the experience. Give the theory but balance it with application.
- Managers can be grown too quickly, and I’ve seen plenty of examples where young high-potential managers have been burned out because they have taken on too much too quickly. Assigning a mentor to a high-potential manager can help the manager grow at a reasonable pace and also help protect him or her from collisions around the bend.