ERIC Number: ED195756
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Leadership Training: The State of the Art. Final Technical Report, September 1, 1979 - October 31, 1980.
Olmstead, Joseph A.
This report presents an analysis of the state of the art of leadership training. (Leadership is defined as "the process of influencing the actions of individuals, groups, and organizations in order to obtain desired results," and leadership training includes all courses and programs designed to enhance the abilities of participants to exercise such influence.) Part 1 is concerned with the present state of the field of leadership training. It provides a review and assessment of current leadership training activities in business, government, and the armed services; descriptions and critical analyses of leadership training methods; a critical review of training evaluation and other literature concerned with the effectiveness of leadership training; and a discussion about the present state of the field of leadership training. Part 2 addresses considerations for improvement of leadership training through development of a leadership training technology. It includes a proposed rationale for leadership training, a discussion of conditions needed for effective learning of leadership to occur, basic guidelines for designing and implementing leadership training, a discussion of problems requiring research and methodological issues involved in conducting research on leadership training, and a discussion of conclusions and implications concerning the state of the art of leadership training. (Author/YLB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Human Resources Research Organization, Alexandria, VA.