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Exploring the relationship between learning and leadership

Lillas M. Brown (Director, Business and Leadership Programs, Extension Division, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada)
Barry Z. Posner (Dean and Professor of Leadership, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California, USA)

Leadership & Organization Development Journal

ISSN: 0143-7739

Article publication date: 1 September 2001



This paper investigates how two important research streams, namely learning and leadership, might be related with one another. Responses on the learning tactics inventory and leadership practices inventory are compared for a managerial sample (n = 312). Results indicate that more active and versatile learners subsequently consider themselves more frequently involved and engaged in leadership behaviors. Implications for transformational learning and leadership theories are explored, as well as thoughts about how the development of leadership competencies may be enhanced and affected by various learning techniques.



Brown, L.M. and Posner, B.Z. (2001), "Exploring the relationship between learning and leadership", Leadership & Organization Development Journal, Vol. 22 No. 6, pp. 274-280.




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