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Chapter 12: Leadership Development Leaders set the direction for employees and set the tone for the organization. Leadership skills are distinct from technical skills; therefore, sound training and management skill development are important components to a successful leader development program. In this chapter, we present challenges, strategies and workforce practices related to "Leadership Development." Exhibit 12-1 provides a snapshot of the chapter. Exhibit 12-1 Snapshot of Chapter 12 Chapter Road Map Concept and Definition Workforce Challenges....................90 Interviewing Skills Difficulty Choosing Leaders Lack of Training for Leaders/Supervisors Industry Strategies......................90 Provide Leadership Training Implement Leadership Development to Support Specific Demographic Groups Emphasize Follower Development in Innovative transportation organizations have begun to Leadership Training provide managers with not only technical training, but also leadership training regarding how to motivate, Mentor and Coach Leaders evaluate, and provide recognition to employees. Workforce Practices.....................91 Maryland State Highway Administration Definition of Leadership Development: (SHA) Advanced Leadership Program Involves sound training and management skill (ALP) development. Should also consider the unique needs of female and minority staff to help remove obstacles to Santa Clara Valley Transportation their development as leaders. These practices help Authority (VTA) Joint Workforce Investment (JWI) Program organizations to better develop leaders throughout the agency. Workforce Pipeline Target Area Target Career Stages Comm. 4 year Graduate Entry-Level Mid-Career Senior K-12 Retirees Colleges Colleges Schools Staff Staff Leaders TRANSPORTATION WORKFORCE PIPELINE Leadership Development Chapter 12 Target Area 89