Leadership Development Planning
Written by Carter McNamara, MBA, PhD, Authenticity Consulting, LLC. Copyright 1997-2008.
Adapted from the Field Guide to Leadership and Supervision.
Simply put, leadership development is an effort (hopefully, planned in nature) that enhances the learner's capacity to lead people. Very simply put, leading is setting direction and guiding others to follow that direction. A critical skill for leaders is the ability to manage their own learning. The highly motivated, self-directed reader can gain a great deal of learning and other results from using the guidelines and materials in this library topic.
(Note that there are separate topics about Management Development Planning and Supervisoral Development Planning.)
Sections of This Topic Include:
Preparation for Learning
Optional: Suggested Readings from the Library
Before Leadership Development, Get an Impression of What "Leadership" Is
What Does Leadership Development Look Like?
Strong Value of Self-Directed Learning
Informal Activities to Learn About Leadership in Organizations
Attempt to Go Beyond Reading Books ...
Ideas for Activities to Learn About Leadership
Customizing Your Own Leadership Development Program
Preparation for Designing Your Leadership Training Plan
Determining Your Overall Goals in Leadership Training
Determining Your Learning Objectives and Activities
Developing Any Materials You May Need
Planning Implementation of Your Leadership Training Plan
Evaluating Your Leadership Training Plan and Experiences
Follow-Up After Completion of Your Plan
Basic Guide to Management and Supervision
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