15/05/2015, Prof. David Day (The University of Western Australia Business School), on "Leadership Development: An Outcome-Based Perspective"


Contemporary organisations face critical challenges associated with developing, retaining, and leveraging leadership capabilities. This practical imperative has been a pressing concern for some time, although researchers only more recently have begun studying leadership development in earnest. In assessing the state of the science and practice in leadership development a variety of theoretical, research, and practice approaches are considered with the goal of stimulating thoughtful intellectual discourse regarding fundamental questions, such as, what is leadership, and what is development.The outcome-based framework that will be presented examines individual leader development and collective leadership development as taking place at different levels in an integrative system. In addition, the question of what develops in leadership development, broadly construed, is considered from sets of proximal and distal signs that leadership is developing. More distal and long-term developmental outcomes at the individual level are discussed in terms of dynamic skill theory. At the group/team/organization level, long-term development is conceptualized to take the form of collective leadership capacity. Each of these outcomes will be discussed in terms of theory, measurement, and evidence.


David V. Day is Winthrop Professor and inaugural Woodside Chair in Leadership and Management at The University of Western Australia Business School (Australia). Prior to that appointment, Day was Professor of OBHR at Singapore Management University (Singapore) and before that Professor of Psychology at Penn State University (1992-2006). He has core research interests in the areas of leadership and leadership development. He is the lead author on An Integrative Approach to Leader Development (Routledge, 2009) and the editor of The Oxford Handbook of Leadership and Organizations (Oxford University Press, 2014). He served as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Applied Psychology from 2008-2014 and is a Consulting Editor for several other scholarly journals. Day is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Association for Psychological Science, International Association of Applied Psychology, and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. He works with organizations across various countries on projects related to leadership and leadership development. Day was awarded the 2010 Walter F. Ulmer Research Award from the Center for Creative Leadership (USA) for outstanding, career-long contributions to applied leadership research. 

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