Agricultural Leadership, Education & Communication Department



Date of this Version

April 1990


Produced by the Department of Agricultural, Leadership Education, and Communication, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Nebraska – Lincoln.


According to Naisbett and Aburdene (Reinventing the Corporation, 1985) it will be the management of human resources rather than management of economic resources that will determine-the margin of success for organizations in the future. In addition, the recently (1988) published report from Stanford Research Institute (SRI) International, called "New Seeds for Nebraska," indicated that skilled and adaptable human resources are a major area where action is needed to give Nebraska the competitive advantage in tomorrow's economy. The report encouraged the University of Nebraska to be more proactive in developing the human resource capital available in the state. The Center for Leadership Development is a multidisciplinary effort and is designed to meet these futuristic goals.