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Assuring corporate leadership for the future

Ed Kur (Phoenix Associates (UK) Ltd, Rainford, UK)
Richard Bunning (Phoenix Associates (UK) Ltd, Rainford, UK)

Journal of Management Development

ISSN: 0262-1711

Article publication date: 1 December 2002


Corporate leadership development can no longer simply rely on planning the replacement of existing leaders. The function of leadership is moving from a transactional to a transitional mode and leaders will increasingly work to inspire knowledge era workers within a constantly changing organisation to embrace an unknown future. In order to meet this leadership development challenge, this article proposes a three‐track model of leadership development based on theory and practice. It is aimed not at individual leaders, but at the total leadership function. The three tracks are: a business track where individuals study the total enterprise and its business environment; a leadership track which teaches behaviourally‐based skills to influence individuals, teams and the total organisation; and a personal track where the individuals understand themselves and how to best manage their personal resources.



Kur, E. and Bunning, R. (2002), "Assuring corporate leadership for the future", Journal of Management Development, Vol. 21 No. 10, pp. 761-779.




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