Behavioral Leadership Model for Top Performing Economic Development Executives
Author: James W. Thompson, David Smith, and Shari Nourick

This study identifies a behavioral model for top performing economic development CEOs and validates an assessment protocol that directly correlates to performance. The study created a behavior style model for top performing economic development CEOs expressed in terms of their orientation to five key leadership factors: strategy, implementation, process, information, and relationships. The model provides a profile that will aid executives in designing their professional development programs and offers organizations another key measurement to assess CEO candidates during the hiring process.

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