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Forensic Science & Addiction Research

Psychology and the Leadership Void: A Call for Formal Leadership Development

Submission: February 26, 2018; Published: April 11, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/FSAR.2018.03.000562

ISSN: 2578-0042
Volume3 Issue3


Across multiple disciplines, strong organizational leadership is considered an essential feature of successful organizations. While the importance of effective leadership on micro and macro level outcomes have been recognized within many disciplines (e.g., business and industry, military), the mental health and psychology fields have historically neglected the traditional aspects of leadership. These fields have instead either de-valued the role of leadership training (either intentionally or unintentionally) or relied on several faulty assumptions related to leadership development.

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