Leadership development : Essential Readings
In this lead article, Rick James argued that leadership development is both feasible and crucial for capacity development. But the process is complex and messy, which calls for the creative and innovative application of different tools and approaches.
Dia, B. and J.W.Eggink (2010) Leadership, the hidden factor in capacity development: A West African experience, in Ubels, J., N. Acquaye-Baddoo and A. Fowler (eds) Capacity Development in Practice, Earthscan, pp. 208-224
This chapter in the recently published resource volume, Capacity Development in Practice, discusses how individual and collective leadership development complements and provides leverage for capacity-development efforts, building on experiences in West Africa.
Hannum, K.M, J.W. Martineau and C. Reinelt (2007) The Handbook of Leadership Development Evaluation - Centre for Creative Leadership, Jossey-Bass
This comprehensive resource helps answer some key questions relating to effective leadership development, including: Is the time and money spent on leadership development worthwhile? What development and support strategies work best? How can leadership development efforts be sustained? The full text is not available for download, but it can be purchased from the CCL website, through the link above.
UNDP Capacity Development Group (2006) Leadership Development: Leading transformations at the local level
This UNDP conference paper provides specific evidence of existing leadership programmes across the international multilateral, bilateral and non-governmental sectors, and examines the array of methodologies and materials currently in use. The paper, as well as other resources on leadership, can be downloaded from the UNDP website through the link above.