Leadership development and self‐development: an empirical study

Bruce McCollum (Maharishi University of Management)

Career Development International

ISSN: 1362-0436

Publication date: 1 June 1999


This paper explores, theoretically and empirically, some relationships between self‐development and leadership development. A theory about consciousness and leadership practices will be presented drawing from both modern science and the oldest texts on consciousness, the Vedas. Empirically, in a small, preliminary eight‐month pretest‐posttest control group study in one company, 24 subjects who learned a standard self‐development technique, Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation, grew more in their expression of leadership behaviors, measured by the Leadership Practices Inventory, and expressed in individual and group interviews (0.05 and 0.01 significance).



McCollum, B. (1999), "Leadership development and self‐development: an empirical study", Career Development International, Vol. 4 No. 3, pp. 149-154. https://doi.org/10.1108/13620439910262813

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