Talent Development Practices and its implications on Leadership Quality in Local Government Authorities in Tanzania

Yusuph Lameck Mashala, Lazaro Alman Kisumbe


Local Government Authorities (LGAs) in Tanzania are expected to fuel growth respond timely to the demands of the community; they should, therefore, ensure that the working capital is ready to embrace changes and can functionally as well as behaviorally take on key roles as effective strategic leaders. This study investigated the effect of talent development practices on leadership quality in LGAs in Tanzania. The study collected data from seventy- two (72) respondents from three LGAs (Kigoma Municipal, Kasulu and Mkuranga District Councils) through questionnaires. Data were analysed, using SPSS and presented using descriptive and inferential statistics. The overall findings suggested that training and development, employee engagement, leadership development, and employee sourcing positively affect leadership quality in LGAs. The study maintained that LGAs should have a characterized talent development strategy, which can be executed adequately to enhance talent progression. 

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