The journey of leadership development as we see it
The SOBL is a blueprint of what are the different elements that we need to develop in order to help a person become an effective leader.
In our research, we have found that this is a journey that starts from birth and spans one’s entire life.
At different stages of life (indicative age brackets), there are different elements (traits, skills and qualities) to develop, and focusing on these at the right stage of life will give a better chance of getting it right along the way.
ORIGINS OF THE STUDY
We set out to answer…
- “Is there a science for effective leadership development? If so, are there patterns/trends we can replicate in order to develop others who are interested into effective leaders?”
- If leadership is something that can be developed, we want to find out whether there is a scientific way to develop effective leaders.
- Bringing together existing theories and understandings of leadership development.