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    What subjects or topic areas should be included in leadership development programs in the public and private sector? Why did you select these topics? Are leadership-training programs today effective? Explain.

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    1. What subjects or topic areas should be included in leadership development programs in the public and private sector? Why did you select these topics? Are leadership-training programs today effective? Explain

    The design and content of a leadership development program depend largely on the program administrator(s)' philosophy about leadership -- what principles they think leaders should operate from. The following subject areas are from an excellent example of a training program that is attached, which includes the following tenets, which can be effective in both sectors. However,, organizations need to design training programs specific to their needs. The following subject areas are recommended:

    I. Concepts of Leadership
    II. Human Behavior
    III. Leading
    IV. Direction
    V. Communication
    VI. Motivation
    VII. Character (Beliefs and Values)
    VIII. Leadership Styles
    IX. Teamwork - Part 1
    X. Special Project Teams - Part 2
    XI. Diversity
    XII. Time Management
    XIII. Change
    XIV. Meetings (Recognizing successful meetings)
    XV. Organizational Behavior
    XVI. Presentations
    XVII. Performance
    (Source: http://www.nwlink.com/~donclark/leader/leadtrn.html)

    2. Why did you select these topics?

    These areas provide a leader with a comprehensive understanding of leadership, which is important for a leader to be as effective as possible. This "is especially important in today's fast-paced business environment, leaders need a broad perspective, vision, and acute awareness of the trends and developments shaping their organization. Effective Leadership Training can help organizations and individuals improve and build upon what's currently happening in the organization and increase performance, motivation, and overall effectiveness for the future." (http://www.cmoe.com/leadership-training.htm).

    The above subject areas were included for the following reasons, but it is important to understand that leadership training programs need to customized to the organizational needs

    I. Concepts of Leadership

    This provides the leader with a basic understanding of her leadership style through self-assessment, that leadership can be learned and keys to effective leadership. This provides a leader motivation and tools to change. http://www.nwlink.com/~donclark/leader/leadcon.html

    II. Human Behavior

    To deal effective with ...

    Solution Summary

    This solution identifies and discusses the subjects or topic areas that should be included in leadership development programs in the public and private sector. It also justifies this choice of topics and evaluates if leadership-training programs are effective today. Examples programs are alos provided.

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