In the current business environment, leadership development is a critical strategic organizational imperative because viability is ultimately dependent upon leadership. Therefore, organizations are investing heavily in leadership development programs. These programs have been extensively researched, and the best practices have been indentified by scholars across the globe. However, although the literature is ripe with best practice information the heavy research base is not necessarily useful to practitioners. The organization of the best practices into the ABC format and model, discussed in the paper, provides practitioners with an easy to use consolidated approach for planning, creating or reviewing and leadership development program. Each letter of the alphabet briefly explains a current best practice in leadership development that has been researched and reported frequently in scholarly literature.
Carroll, Gretchen K.
"THE ABC'S OF THE BEST PRACTICES IN LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT,"
Journal of Business & Leadership (2005-2012): Vol. 4
, Article 7.
Available at: http://scholars.fhsu.edu/jbl/vol4/iss1/7