Summary of Leaders as Teachers

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What’s the best way to build tomorrow’s leaders? Have today’s leaders teach them.


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The best football teams do not park their star players on the bench. Your top executives are your star players. Now, make them play ball: Deploy their expertise by involving them in teaching and training. Learning expert Edward Betof describes how companies can create “leaders-as-teachers” programs, sharing the knowledge of their senior executives, top managers and in-house experts, and, thus, fully benefiting from their top people’s expertise and savvy. Having served for 10 years as chief learning officer for Becton, Dickinson and Company, a leading medical technology company, Betof speaks with an insider’s informed perspective. He made this program work in the trenches. getAbstract believes his book is well suited for learning and development officers, and for others who want to put teaching and learning at the core of their companies’ success.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What a “leaders-as-teachers” program is
  • What benefits it delivers
  • How to develop and implement a leaders-as-teachers program in your firm


BD University: Where Leaders Teach
In 1999, senior executives at Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD), a medical technology firm, faced a major challenge. To meet their future objectives for the company, these leaders realized they had to “spend more time developing people” with enhanced...
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About the Author

Edward Betof is the director of the University of Pennsylvania’s doctoral program for chief learning officers. He was vice president and chief learning officer at Becton, Dickinson and Company, and a member of the American Society for Training and Development board.

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