Campus Location

Dallas Campus (Online)

Date of Award


Document Type



Organizational Leadership

Degree Name

Doctor of Education

Committee Chair or Primary Advisor

Dr. Jamie Petrilla

Second Committee Member or Secondary Advisor

Dr. Colleen Ramos

Third Committee Member or Committee Reader

Dr. Shawn Anderson


The purpose of this qualitative study was to investigate leadership development strategies in organizations in North Texas needed to create prepared, competent leaders who can become and help create deliberately developmental leaders. Open-ended and semistructured interviews were used to collect data, with questions centered on effective leadership development strategies for creating competent leaders and effective leadership strategies for creating deliberately developmental leaders. The idea was to understand if organization’s leadership focused on the need for leadership development, if organizational members were being identified for leadership, and if systems exist to address future organizational leadership needs. Three types of organizations were studied to show a contrast in organizations and how a need exists for leadership development no matter the type. The research revealed that all of the organizations needed competent leadership, but none of the organizations had a distinct leadership development plan. Organizations must create a culture and standards for noticeable leadership development.

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