Generation Xers' perceptions: Developing Generation Xers for executive leadership in the federal government

by Spear, Quinta R., Ph.D., CAPELLA UNIVERSITY, 2009, 189 pages; 3369477


The Federal sector and the private sector have wrestled with the issue of developing future leaders capable of meeting the challenges that lie ahead. While the private sector has traditionally been the forerunner in implementing strategies to build future leaders, the Federal sector, given its desire to improve organizational performance, has placed greater emphasis on developing its future leadership cadre. However, as a corporate entity, it lags in developing the next generation of leaders, Generation X.

To develop Generation X, one must consider the leadership challenges that lie ahead, training and development components, and the best approach for developing Generation X for senior leader positions. However, to determine the best approach for developing Generation X for senior leadership, one must have an understanding of their views and perceptions as they relate to training and development. This study uncovers Generation Xers' views and perceptions which can be used as the foundation for understanding how to train and develop them.

AdviserStephanie Fraser-Beekman
Source TypeDissertation
SubjectsManagement; Adult education; Public administration
Publication Number3369477

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