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How strategic focus relates to the delivery of leadership training and development.

Clarke, Nicholas Ronald (2016) How strategic focus relates to the delivery of leadership training and development. Human Resource Management, 55 (4). pp. 541-565. ISSN 0090-4848. (doi:10.1002/hrm.21683) (KAR id:101139)


Despite progress in the development of leadership development models over recent years, these models fail to account for the differentiation in leadership training and development (LTD) practices found between organizations. We conducted an exploratory, multiple case study of formal leadership training and development in 10 organizations, in different business sectors in the United Kingdom. We show that the strategic focus of LTD was shaped by the business goals pursued by these 10 organizations. We also found the strategic focus of LTD to be a broad contingency factor differentiated by level of impact, which then influenced the pattern of LTD delivery. The fi ndings offer support for a contingency perspective in explaining how leadership training and development is configured in differing organizational contexts

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1002/hrm.21683
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Department of Leadership and Management
Depositing User: Nicholas Clarke
Date Deposited: 03 May 2023 08:44 UTC
Last Modified: 04 May 2023 13:29 UTC
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