Boston-based business writer Jocelyn Davis offers "7 leadership development trends for a stronger bottom line" in this insightful article. These trends resonated with us at Carlson Group, in particular the last one, promoting a learn-and-apply leadership development model rather than "boot-camp training." Our own leadership development program, Becoming the Best Leader You Can Be, is an outgrowth of our belief that experience plus reflection equals learning. We utilize real-time scenarios, discussions, and individual and collective reflections with colleagues, because real-time application and reflection are absolutely necessary components of building effective leadership behaviors. We definitely agree with this type of learn-and-apply model, because you can't learn without both taking place.