Applying Evidence-Based Practice Approaches to Leadership Development

Posted June 19, 2010
By the Leadership Learning Community
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This research paper, commissioned by the Casey Foundation, looks at the plausibility of using evidence-based practice (EBP) theories and methodologies to evaluate the leadership development field. Currently, not much is known about evidence-based practice in leadership work and more research needs to be done. Theories, definitions and potential approaches are all presented.

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Leadership research vs. leadership practice shows divergent approaches

There has been insufficient connection between the growing body of leadership theory, recognizing leadership as a collaborative process capable of system-level change, and the approach of leadership development programs. There is a critical need to build that connection between a growing set of system-level hypotheses and the leadership development practice for large-scale change.