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Leadership Development Resource Center (LDRC)

Building enterprise leaders for today's success and tomorrow's mission accomplishment.

Building enterprise leaders for today's success and tomorrow's mission accomplishment.

Purpose:

There is never a time when building an organization’s leadership bench strength is not of critical importance. The results of successful leadership development will always manifest in helping to realize the greatest potential for mission accomplishment. Government and private industry organizations alike depend on their leaders to guide them through change, implement their strategic plans successfully and prepare for future competition. Today, effective leadership is commonly viewed as being central to organizational success and more importance is placed on leadership development than ever.

Effective leadership is central to organizational success and we have implemented the Leadership Development Resource Center (LDRC). This will provide current and emerging leaders with the tools and information to help them build their leadership capacity. The LDRC is a means of coordinating resources and program efforts in order to meet DOE's mission by progressing in all phases of leadership development.

DOE Leadership Philosophy

Several themes describe the state of leadership development today:

  • A growing recognition that leadership development, regardless of the theory or model that an organization adopts, involves more than just developing individual leaders – it is about “skilling up” leaders who can impact organizational capability;
  • Careful alignment between an organization’s approach to leadership development and its business goals;
  • Advances in globalization and technology that impact how we design and deliver leadership development opportunities; and,
  • New ways of thinking about leadership development as a strategic process and competitive advantage, not as a series of training programs.

At the Department of Energy, effective leadership is commonly viewed as being central to organizational success. Efforts are underway to more efficiently and effectively coordinate resources and program efforts to achieve agency alignment and progress in all phases of leadership development. Please check back soon for additional leadership development links and resources.