Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 9/19/14

September 19, 2014 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 an analysis of oil and gas CEOs and three separate posts on issues about developing leaders instead of trying to hire them fully formed.

From Oil & Gas Financial Journal: The oil and gas CEO

“To gain a better understanding of leadership trends in the global energy sector, Chris Reinsvold, energy practice leader at Pearson Partners International, analyzed the education, experience, and backgrounds of 277 chief executive officers (CEOs) from the largest publicly traded US and international oil and gas companies. Here are the results of his analysis.”

From Jesse Lyn Stoner: Forget the Bus! Develop Talent to Create a Fast, Nimble Fleet

“Organizations need people who know what they’re doing, where they’re going, and have the skills to get there. We call that ‘talent.’ Unfortunately, there’s a common misbelief that the best way to get talent is to buy it – not build it – by ranking everyone, eliminating those at the bottom and hiring new people to replace them.”

From Sharlyn Lauby: The Impending Leadership Crisis

“I have to think if companies aren’t willing to pay employees more, then are they really going to invest training dollars? The same study said organizations are looking heavily at their contingent workforce as a staffing strategy to avoid hiring full-time workers.”

From Peter Cappelli: What employers really want? Workers they don’t have to train

“The real issue is that employers’ expectations — for the skills of new graduates, for what they must invest in training, and for how much they need to pay their employees — have grown increasingly out of step with reality.”

You may also enjoy my post on this blog: “Leadership Development Investments.”

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Free Coaching Exercise: My Stress Diary

September 17, 2014 by Ken Nowack

This free exercise, and dozens of others, were created for our book, Clueless: Coaching People Who Just Don’t Get It. You can learn more about Clueless by visiting our site or you can buy it from amazon.com today. Purpose of Exercise: Helps clients become more aware of daily stressors at work and home. How to […]

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Leadership Development Investments

September 17, 2014 by Wally Bock

In act III of Lord Darlington, Oscar Wilde says that a cynic is someone “who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.” Today, he might define a C-suite executive that way. How else can you explain companies who act like leadership development is just another cost to be contained and controlled? That’s […]

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Emotional and Social Competence–Collection of Blogs

September 14, 2014 by Ken Nowack

“The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.” Bill Watterson What do we know about the fad around emotional intelligence? Do women have higher EI than men? What exactly is emotional and social competence? Is EI different from cognitive intelligence? How do you measure this concept? […]

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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 9/12/14

September 12, 2014 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 Millennials, turning life into learning, leadership development programs for women, and developing leaders for […]

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Free Coaching Exercise: Meditation as a Tool for Mindfulness

September 10, 2014 by Ken Nowack

This free exercise, and dozens of others, were created for our book, Clueless: Coaching People Who Just Don’t Get It. You can learn more about Clueless by visiting our site or you can buy it from amazon.com today. Purpose of Exercise: Step by step meditation technique for mindfulness. How to Administer and Use this Exercise […]

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Leadership development: The Training-Doing Gap

September 10, 2014 by Wally Bock

“I don’t like theory much. Tell me what I should do differently.” The man who asked that question was an experienced police sergeant who looked like a pictorial illustration of the word “grizzled.” Before I could answer, he continued, “You’ve had us for three days now and I’ve learned a lot. But I need one […]

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How Do You Best to Grow Leaders?

September 7, 2014 by Ken Nowack

“Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.” Bernice Johnson Reagon The last guide dog puppy we raised for the blind named Indy was recently dropped from the program in his attempt at becoming a service animal for someone who is sight impaired (he was diagnosed with […]

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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 9/5/14

September 5, 2014 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 becoming a high impact leader, keeping top executives engaged in your high potential program, […]

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Free Coaching Exercise: Identifying My Emotions

September 3, 2014 by Ken Nowack

This free exercise, and dozens of others, were created for our book, Clueless: Coaching People Who Just Don’t Get It. You can learn more about Clueless by visiting our site or you can buy it from amazon.com today. Purpose of Exercise: Help clients establish greater emotional awareness. How to Administer and Use this Exercise to […]

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