Reflections will be made regarding the merits of the current practices. It will also highlight some of the assumptions underlying the current practices of leadership assessment and development in China in order to propose ways to enhance its effectiveness. Recognising the interdependencies of other intervening factors that impact on the organisational performance and subsequently the outcome of good leadership, the author argues for a systemic perspective in order to strengthening the strategic linkages between selection, promotion, success planning, organisational performance and innovation.
International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration. Beijing. July, 2000.