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Our purpose in this chapter has been to improve the practice of assessment use in leader development, by reviewing research and best practices relevant to assessment system design in this context. We discussed the why, what and how of assessment system design. In so doing, we raised a number of important questions and possible avenues for future research. With continued refinement of our existing knowledge and practice, we can improve the impact of leader development processes and, it is hoped, reduce the prevalence of leader derailment.


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