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Leadership development and leadership effectiveness

Francis Amagoh (Department of Public Administration, Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research, Almaty, Kazakhstan)

Management Decision

ISSN: 0025-1747

Article publication date: 19 June 2009




It is important that organizations embark on leadership development programs that will enhance leadership effectiveness. The purpose of this article is to identify some leadership development initiatives.


The paper uses a review of the literature to offer some leadership development practices.


Leadership development should be comprehensive and systematically integrated into the organizational culture in order to produce leaders who can deal adequately with organizational challenges.

Practical implications

Organizations and leadership developers should use a systemic approach in order to address the current leadership crisis. This paper emphasizes a global perspective and an organizational commitment to leadership development. It is suggested that organizations should have a long‐term focus towards realizing the benefits from investments in leadership development programs. The article offers a number of approaches to the selection and development of leaders at all levels of an organization.


All organizations face the problem of developing good leaders. This paper helps to identify some approaches to leadership development that will enhance leadership effectiveness and organizational performance.



Amagoh, F. (2009), "Leadership development and leadership effectiveness", Management Decision, Vol. 47 No. 6, pp. 989-999.



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