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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

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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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