Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 3/22/19

March 22, 2019 by Wally Bock

Leadership development may be the most important thing any company does. That’s why, every week, I review blogs and other publications that cover leadership development to find the very best leadership development posts. This week, you’ll find pointers to posts about leadership development for front-line leaders, succession planning, new directions for employee learning, and the “3Ls” of professional development

From Verity Creedy: What Are You Doing to Fortify Your Frontline?

“But all this got me thinking about the sort of investments CFOs are asked to make—technical education, behavioral training, and, of course, leadership skill development—and where they commonly spend the most money. Chief Learning Officer board data indicates that most investments are made at the senior level for succession planning and high-potential development, and that sat comfortably with me. That was until I realized the leadership level receiving some of the smallest allocation of development dollars is the one populated by the leaders leading the most people by far. In fact, 80 percent of a company’s employee population is led by frontline leaders.”

From James D. Hlavacek: Dos and Don’ts Of Planning For CEO Succession

“One study by Stanford University’s Institute for Executive Education showed that only 20% of all the companies they surveyed had an adequate pool of candidates ready to become CEO. The ‘readiness’ factor fell to 10% for small- and medium-sized companies. Let’s look at six key directives to make CEO succession planning and the actual transition go much more smoothly.”

From David Creelman: Four Changes Moving Employee Learning in a New Direction

“As learning professionals, we know that technology has dramatically changed how we approach learning. But it might be useful for learning professionals to remember that while we confront these changes daily, many employees and managers still think of learning in terms of old-school training classes. This isn’t to disparage those colleagues, but rather to point out that for those who don’t live and breathe learning each day, ‘old school learning’ with its live instructors and reams of binders is the gold standard. In this post, I will highlight four of the changes that have moved learning in a new direction.”

From DeAnn O’Donovan: 3Ls Can Make A Profound Difference in Shaping Tomorrow’s Workforce

“I invest my time using ‘3Ls of professional development’—Learning, Listening, and Leadership. They are the guidepost for how I not only shape the culture of my organization, but also how I cultivate the leaders within my company.”

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Leadership development for Front-line Leaders

March 20, 2019 by Wally Bock

Leadership development is another place in life where what we do reveals our values. If you follow the money, you’ll find that most companies lavish leadership development funds on the people at the top of the pyramid. Leaders at the bottom get little. Here’s how Verity Creedy of DDI describes the situation. But all this […]




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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 3/15/19

March 15, 2019 by Wally Bock

Leadership development may be the most important thing any company does. That’s why, every week, I review blogs and other publications that cover leadership development to find the very best leadership development posts. This week, you’ll find pointers to posts about leadership development for new front-line leaders, a crucial role for human resources, and making […]




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Leadership Development and the Promotion to Front-line Leadership

March 13, 2019 by Wally Bock

Leadership development programs abandon new front-line leaders just when they need help the most. Kevin Eikenberry gets it right in his post, “One Thing Organizations Must Provide New Supervisors.” “Every day, in organizations everywhere, people are promoted to their first leadership role. They receive titles like supervisor, lead, foreman, or front-line leader. Those titles matter […]




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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 3/8/19

March 8, 2019 by Wally Bock

Leadership development may be the most important thing any company does. That’s why, every week, I review blogs and other publications that cover leadership development to find the very best leadership development posts. This week, you’ll find pointers to posts about leadership development on the basics of leadership, executive education, and talent development in the […]




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Leadership development: Back to Basics

March 6, 2019 by Wally Bock

Leadership development programs strive to develop leaders for a fast-changing world. There is a lot going on. We’re told millennials are reforming organizations to meet their needs. Pundits tell us technology is changing the face of business and leadership. You may think everything is up for grabs. You’d be wrong. Leadership development aren’t about chasing […]




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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 3/1/19

March 1, 2019 by Wally Bock

Leadership development may be the most important thing any company does. That’s why, every week, I review blogs and other publications that cover leadership development to find the very best leadership development posts. This week, you’ll find pointers to posts about microlearning, the human factor as competitive advantage, a global mindset in leadership development, and […]




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Leadership development and Microlearning

February 27, 2019 by Wally Bock

Leadership development practitioners are always on the alert for ways technology can improve learning. Microlearning is a technology with a great deal of promise. Microlearning promises to help aspiring leaders to learn skills when they need them. Much learning will be on their own initiative. They won’t have to wait for either approval or help. […]




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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 2/22/19

February 22, 2019 by Wally Bock

Leadership development may be the most important thing any company does. That’s why, every week, I review blogs and other publications that cover leadership development to find the very best leadership development posts. This week, you’ll find pointers to posts about creating an environment of lifelong learning, the power of data, individual leadership development versus […]




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Leadership development and Lifetime Learning

February 20, 2019 by Wally Bock

Leadership development has always embraced lifetime learning. We expect leaders to continue to learn and develop throughout their life. Suddenly we’re making a big deal of it. I gritted my teeth when I read an article titled “How to Create an Environment of Lifelong Learning as The Leader.” The author says, “Over the past several […]




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