Leadership development: Insights from a careers perspective

Parker, Polly and Carroll, Brigid (2009) Leadership development: Insights from a careers perspective. Leadership, 5 2: 261-283. doi:10.1177/1742715009102940

Author Parker, Polly
Carroll, Brigid
Title Leadership development: Insights from a careers perspective
Journal name Leadership   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1742-7150
Publication date 2009-05
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/1742715009102940
Volume 5
Issue 2
Start page 261
End page 283
Total pages 23
Editor Collinson, D.
Grint, K.
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject 150399 Business and Management not elsewhere classified
350299 Business and Management not elsewhere classified
740401 Vocational education and training
Formatted abstract
This article reports on an exploratory empirical investigation into the resonance between two developmental processes to see if any insights into leadership development could be gained from using a careers lens. Career and leadership development both share contemporary shifts in emphasis: leadership from hero to distributed models ,and career from objective to subjective explorations of progress and success. Twenty-two participants on a leadership development program used a career card sort which was then processed with a peer partner to support personal meaning making . A constructivist-orientated content analysis of the resultant peer dialogues revealed four themes: challenge, ownership, sponsorship and work—life balance, which showed different aspects of the nexus between leadership and career. This nexus is characterized by a resonance in thesense of echoing that suggests that a careers lens used by peer partners provides additional insight into leadership and leadership development.
Keyword Career development
Leader development
Leadership development
Peer partnering
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2010 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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