ERIC Number: ED454569
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Preparing for Development: Making the Most of Formal Leadership Programs. An Ideas into Action Guidebook.
Martineau, Jennifer; Johnson, Ellie
This booklet describes how managers and their organizations can benefit by preparing for formal developmental experiences. Such preparation includes clarifying expectations, understanding and increasing motivation for attending, and making sure that the work environment supports the changes in both behavior and perspective that lead to more effective leadership. Managers can prepare by knowing what to expect from an open-enrollment program--those designed without a specific organization in mind--or from a customized program, which might focus on current challenges to an organization. It also helps to know how the program is structured. For example, are the classes in a classroom or are they in the woods? Will the evenings be free or will there be homework? Administrators should also reflect on what their personal expectations are for the program, particularly as these expectations will affect their job performance. Once the expectations are clarified, then it should be easier to develop the motivation that will be needed to make the most of the development program. Managers must also prepare their workplace by arranging to have their work covered, by sharing their goals with peers and managers, by assessing and taking care of roadblocks, and by integrating the lessons learned into leadership behavior. (RJM)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Leaders Guides, Leadership, Leadership Training, Management Development
Center for Creative Leadership, P.O. Box 26300, Greensboro, NC 27438-6300 ($8.95). Tel: 336-286-4480; Fax: 336-282-3284; Web site: http://www.cl.org/publications.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, NC.
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