Reflections on a leadership development program for Queensland public sector managers

Ehrich, Lisa C. & Hansford, Brian C. (2006) Reflections on a leadership development program for Queensland public sector managers. Leading and Managing, 12(1), pp. 1-15.


For many years now, leadership development programs have been designed and implemented for public and private sector leaders around the world. While their focus and purpose can and does differ, they have been identified as an important means by which leaders can develop skills and competencies required to manage new, challenging and complex work environments. This article discusses a leadership development program for Queensland public sector senior managers. It reports on findings from semi-structured interviews with fifteen participants who constituted the first cohort to participate in the program and a follow up focus group interview with seven of the original fifteen participants some four years after the first interview. One of the key findings from the study is that participants continue to attribute considerable personal development and managerial growth to what was perceived as a life-changing program.

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ID Code: 8814
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Leadership development, public sector managers, Queensland, growth
ISSN: 1329-4539
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Administration Management and Leadership (130304)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Australian Council for Educational Leaders
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 30 Jul 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:19

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