A Rare and Valued Asset: Developing Leaders for Research, Scientific, Technology, and Engineering Organizations

Sansone, Chris; Schreiber-Abshire, Wendy
September 2006
Organization Development Journal;Fall2006, Vol. 24 Issue 3, p33
Academic Journal
Leadership is an area of intense interest and need, particularly among scientific, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) organizations. STEM leaders face cultural challenges different from those of mainstream businesses and have developmental needs not adequately addressed in the organizational literature. This article summarizes the current design for a mainstream leadership development program, focuses on the unique needs of STEM organizations and their leaders, and recommends five design elements for a STEM leadership development program.


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