Measuring Leadership Development

Author
Matthew Forti
Source
Stanford Social Innovation Review
Publisher
Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society
Publication date
November 2011
Type
Periodical Articles
Industry
Education
Category
Leadership and Management Development
Language
English
Free/Pay for content
Free
 

It is hard to argue with the premise that leadership matters. Yet funders and direct service organizations alike devote so few resources to leadership development.

Measuring the results of leadership development is a lot harder than, say, understanding the impact of a tutoring program on student test scores. Yet, to avoid measuring and funding leadership development is to deprive the social sector of one of its greatest performance improvement tools.