Leadership in management education and development: Criteria for quality decisions

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Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to show how focus on decisions can enhance management education and especially those aspects that pertain to their impact on stakeholders. Design/methodology/approach - The paper reports on use of the model in public and private organizations. Findings - The paper suggests that emphasis on criteria (guidelines) for quality decisions would contribute significantly to making leadership topics in management education and development more practical. It offers a tentative model consisting of guidelines in the form of six questions. The model could serve as foundation for research and the development of other models that might better suit the respective needs of decision makers in different environments. The paper points out that the model is comprehensive and solidly based on the literature. A scenario is analyzed with the use of the model to show its practical application and benefits. Practical implications - The model is intended to provide practical use and application of leadership and motivation theories in management and private life. Originality/value - The paper represents a refinement of a model that has been used widely in seminars and organizations. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

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European Business Review

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