Experience Explorer

By The Center for Creative Leadership

Experience Explorer is a deck of cards that starts conversations, builds camaraderie, and creates networks. Experience Explorer helps managers at all levels realize how much they have learned about leadership from their own powerful experiences. Experience Explorer is easy and fun to use. This tool is for HR professionals and consultants who are ready to accelerate top talent development. Experience Explorer is based on four decades of the Center for Creative Leadership’s international lessons of experience research, including the book, Developing Tomorrow’s Leaders Today.

Experience Explorer is much more than a personal inventory of experiences and lessons. It emphasizes the specific types of experiences and dimensions of lessons identified by CCL research as common to leading in organizations.

Learning Outcomes

  • Stimulate reflection about experiences that have taught critically important lessons about leadership
  • Provoke in-depth conversations about how to become an effective leader and manager
  • Identify leadership strengths and gaps and assist others to map their career journeys
  • Generate profiles of the capabilities necessary to succeed in different roles and functions in their organizations
  • Identify experiences that develop the capabilities important to the organization
  • Create bonds of camaraderie in teams and between groups of people
  • Strengthen connections between senior, mid-level, and junior professionals and among people from different cultural backgrounds
  • Spark engagement and enthusiasm with team members and others
  • Facilitate social interactions at a networking event

If your question is “How can leaders and managers make learning from their experiences intentional, not incidental or accidental?”, then Experience Explorer is your planning tool.