The impact of leadership development programs on organizational performance is a relatively new area of research. Most of the research available has focused on senior leaders within an organization. This study investigates the first line leader. These leaders learn most of what they know through trial and error, observation of others, and feedback from superiors as they work their way up the organizational structure. Most have had little if any formal leadership development. Yet, these individuals have the most interaction, day in and day out, with most of the production capability in the organization. This paper investigates the premise that leadership development programs geared toward first line leaders can have an impact on the organizations performance.
|Subjects||Management; Public administration; Military studies|
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