The Learning Advantage takes learning out of the classroom and into the boardroom. Highlighting the best in management learning theory and practices, The Learning Advantage provides a comprehensive approach to leadership from a learning perspective. This exciting new book, from award-winning authorities on learning, provides detailed explanations, vivid examples and self-directed exercises that guide readers in developing leadership capacity in themselves, in organizations, and in communities of practice.The Learning Advantage describes a unique approach to leadership, what the authors call learning-directed leadership. Most approaches to leadership emphasize changing the attitudes, beliefs, or behaviors of followers. Learning directed leadership takes another approach. Leadership is not about coercing others to change but about helping others realize their own potential to learn. The Learning Advantage is the first approach to leadership based exclusively on the emerging international discipline of management learning and development. The book summarizes the best ideas on management learning into six easy-to-follow, yet complete practices of learning-directed leadership. The book will prove an invaluable tool for leaders interested in improving their own leadership ability and developing new leaders. As the authors state, 'Our aim is pragmatic. We hope to help leaders adopt learning practices that make a difference in their organizations.'