Sustainable Effectiveness Of A Transformational Leadership Development Program: An Exploratory Study

Date Added: Jun 2009
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This paper explores the impact of a transformational leadership development program on the lives of its participants after a one year interval. The authors address three fundamental questions: (1) what does a transformational leadership program transform? (2) How does the change process occur? (3) How are behavioral changes maintained over time? The authors present the results of an exploratory longitudinal outcome study of a leadership development program for senior executives. Individual changes are evaluated both quantitatively, through test-retest results of a 360-degree survey across 12 key leadership dimensions, and qualitatively, through semi-structured interviews with the participating executives.