Emerging Issues, Trends, and Future Directions

In the introduction of this book we mentioned that leadership, leadership development, and evaluation are all evolving. Throughout we have shared our current thoughts and practices on evaluating leadership development. We want to end the book by sharing emerging issues and trends that have a direct impact on how we develop leadership and how we conduct evaluations.

Our definition and understanding of leadership is regularly evolving. A growing body of work is focusing on leadership as a networked process (Meehan & Reinelt, 2014). Understanding networks and incorporating the development of networks into leadership development has a clear impact on how we evaluate outcomes. For example, ...

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