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Differentiating leader and leadership development: A collective framework for leadership development

Afroditi Dalakoura (Department of Management Science and Technology, Athens University of Economics and Business, Athens, Greece)

Journal of Management Development

ISSN: 0262-1711

Article publication date: 25 May 2010




The purpose of this paper is to revisit the prevalent perceptions of leadership development, consider the constructs that affect leadership development in an organization, and propose a collective framework for leadership development.


Existing leadership development literature is appraised. The paper identifies the factors that determine leadership development and focuses on the context in which leadership is developed.


The paper implies that leadership development involves multiple and coordinated actions.

Practical implications

The paper provides guidelines for successful leadership development in practice.


The paper takes a holistic approach to leadership development and proposes a set of items for measuring leadership development.



Dalakoura, A. (2010), "Differentiating leader and leadership development: A collective framework for leadership development", Journal of Management Development, Vol. 29 No. 5, pp. 432-441.



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