Publication Date

Spring 2014


The correlation between high potential and career progression is a heatedly discussion in both academic and practitioner arenas. Validity of four signposts of high potential leaders-key career experience, learning ability, self-awareness and proactive personality-have been highlighted by empirical studies. In addition, methodology and challenges of developing high potentials are outlined to offer recommendations of real-world implications.


Suggested Citation
Li, L. (2014). What are the academic findings about top variables for predicting career progression potential? Retrieved [insert date] from Cornell University, ILR School site:

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