This exploratory study aims to analyze how organizations and their leaders are developing leadership internally, trying to understand which variables influence the adoption of practices of leadership development in organizations. The dimensions considered in the investigation are divided into three groups which are: i) Type of Organization (TO)—formed by the variables related to the characterization of the organization, ii) the profile of the leader (PFL)—consists of the variables related to the characterization of the leader, and iii) the leadership style perceived by the Leader (EL)—includes the variables of transformational leadership model of Bass and Avolio and used in the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ), including the transformational, transactional and laissez–faire leadership. The existence of practices of leadership development is associated to the dimension of organizations, their level of importance, the existence of leaders succession planning and the use of coaching as a process to equip people with knowledge and tools to self develop and to become more effective. Leaders who promote the practice of leadership development prefer leaders that come from within the organization. The leadership style perceived by the leaders that promotes leadership development practices is the transformational leadership style.
|Keywords:||Leader, Leadership, Transformational Leadership, Leadership Development, Leadership Development Practices, Coaching|
Consultant, Human Resources, ISLA Lisbom - Laureate International Universities, Lisbon, Portugal