A Development Framework for Emerging and New Leaders

The prospect of stepping into a leadership role can be daunting. With the right encouragement and support, emerging and new leaders can be very successful. The Center for Creative Leadership created a framework for leadership development, the "70-20-10 Rule." The rule is simplistic in nature, stating that 70% of leader development should come from work experiences, 20% should come from developmental relationships, and 10% should come from coursework and training.

Through 30 years of research, the Center for Creative Leadership found that “a manager’s ability and willingness to learn from experience is the foundation for leading with impact.” How can we apply the 70-20-10 Rule to develop leaders within laboratory medicine? See the following tables for activities that will assist with the developmental needs of emerging and new leaders:

Emerging Leaders:

New Leaders:

Resource: Center for Creative Leadership. (2018). The 70-20-10 Rule for Leadership Development. https://www.ccl.org/articles/leading-effectively-articles/70-20-10-rule/

Amy Seegmiller Renner

Amy Seegmiller-Renner is an Education Coordinator and an Assistant Professor in Laboratory Medicine and Pathology for the College of Medicine at Mayo Clinic. Her job duties include the design, development, delivery, and evaluation of training and educational materials for learners within the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology. Amy’s primary responsibilities focus on professional and leadership development.