Like us, you may think you know a thing or two about developing leaders. At Schaffer Consulting we have been coaching leaders for fifty-plus years, in every industry, government, and not-for-profit situation. We know a couple of things for sure. First, people care more about being a good leader when they see right away how it increases their ability to impact a real problem or issue they face. Second, the greatest development happens when people are challenged and stretched at the edges of their comfort and capability. To get leaders’ attention you need to set them to work on real challenges that come with real struggle, real learning, and real results. In short, on-the-job development happens when leaders are challenged to work at the edge of their capability on an issue that really matters.