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The role of HR in leadership development

Shilpa Kabra Maheshwari (Amity Business School, Amity University, Noida, India, and Department of Human Resources, National Engineering Industries Limited, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India)
Jaya Yadav (Amity Business School, Amity University, Noida, India)

Development and Learning in Organizations

ISSN: 1477-7282

Article publication date: 25 April 2019

Issue publication date: 20 September 2019

Abstract

Purpose

Business environments have become more complex, dynamic, and uncertain in the past few decades. To navigate this complexity, organizations need to enhance their competitiveness, improve performance, and build leadership. Though leadership contributes to strategic advantage, the challenge for human resources (HR) to build the next generation of leaders remains. This has sparked the need for practitioners to understand the role of HR in enhancing leadership capability.

Design/methodology/approach

Using qualitative analysis and practitioner insights, this paper contributes to the understanding of the role of HR in leadership development.

Findings

The study proposes the HR PACE model for the role of HR in leadership development.

Practical implications

This study has potentially significant implications for HR, leadership development scholars, and practitioners while designing and implementing leadership development in organizations.

Originality/value

While empirical studies on how HR practices of recruitment, performance management, training, and development impact organizations exist, there are rare studies assessing the role of HR in leadership development. This study examines the role of HR in leadership development.

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Citation

Maheshwari, S.K. and Yadav, J. (2019), "The role of HR in leadership development", Development and Learning in Organizations, Vol. 33 No. 5, pp. 20-23. https://doi.org/10.1108/DLO-11-2018-0141

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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