CONCLUSION Development of Leadership Potential:
SUMMARY. The development of leadership training programs is an essential element in the preparation of nontraditional populations for leadership roles. This article reviews some of the basic characteristics of leadership and the management process of leading and looks at the nature of leadership and the use of power. In addition, the article reviews the early stages of leadership training program development. Also discussed is a progressive leadership development perspective that incorporates personal leadership development, affilial group leadership development, and diverse group leadership development into a program of course work and leadership activities for minorities.