This article argues for the implementation of leadership development
programmes in public organisations to promote the effectiveness of
managerial leadership capacity building. The article focuses on the dual
role of leaders and managers, the importance and challenges of leadership
development, leaders and the learning organisation, key areas for effective
leadership development to improve organisational effectiveness, and finally
presents evaluation models of leadership development programmes.
The article argues for leadership development to be considered a key
component in leadership capacity building effectiveness. A case is made
that the development of leadership capacity within an organisation is
pivotal to enable the public sector organisations to meet their objectives.