HFES 2010 Annual Meeting

September 27, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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Today marks the start of the 54th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.  The conference is being held in San Francisco and concludes on October 1st.  You can learn more about it by viewing the brochure (764 KB, .pdf) or the online preliminary program.

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Leader Development vs. Leadership Development

September 21, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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In his influential article, Day (2000) articulates the difference between leader and leadership development. Specifically, he states:

“The proposed distinction between leader development and leadership development is more than mere semantics. At the core of the difference is an orientation toward developing human capital (leader development) as compared with social capital (leadership development). Orientation toward human capital emphasizes the development of individual capabilities such as those related to self-awareness, self-regulation, and self-motivation that serve as the foundation of intrapersonal competence. Orientation toward social capital emphasizes the development of reciprocal obligations and commitments built on a foundation of mutual trust and respect; it rests on a foundation of interpersonal competence, but ultimately, it requires enactment. Leadership is developed through the enactment of leadership.” (p. 605)


Day, D.V. (2000). Leadership development: A review in context. Leadership Quarterly, 11, 581-613.

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