Leadership development is a Process

September 19, 2018 by Wally Bock

Leadership development programs are hard to evaluate. Some people think hard ROI numbers should be the final test. Others suggest that success is having enough qualified people to fill leadership slots as they open up. Karin Hurt and David Dye ask: “What Makes the Difference Between Game Changing and Frustrating?

They offer four ideas. Read the post to get them all. Number one is my favorite: “A great leadership program is a process, not an event.”

Leadership development is a process

Processes move us from one state to another. Developing leaders learn things today that grow out of what they learned before. Tomorrow, they will learn new things that grow out of the material and on-job-learning they do right now.

A leader who aspires to P & L responsibility must master an array of technical and leadership skills. Your challenge today is to help them decide which skills should come next.

Leadership development is a unique process for every leader

Some processes are the same for everyone. But every leader needs a unique process. Every leader has a unique mix of skills and experience. Every leader also has unique career goals.

If you want to achieve P & L responsibility, you must master one set of skills. If you want to become a marketing specialist, you must master different skills. No two leaders aspiring to general management will need to develop the same specific skills in the same order.

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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 9/14/18

September 14, 2018 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 more agile learner, why great employees may not make great leaders, why […]




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Leadership Development: Agile Leaders

September 12, 2018 by Wally Bock

Leadership development never had to be agile in the old days. If the competitive environment changed, there was always time to put together a training program, No more. Today, the demands of a fast-moving business world force leaders to learn and adapt quickly. We want agile leaders who are agile learners. Jesse Sostrin makes the […]




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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 9/7/18

September 7, 2018 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 From Vibhas Ratanjee: Experience Reigns in Development “Gallup finds an alarming deficit in the […]




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Announcement: Envisia Learning and AM Azure Consulting join forces

September 6, 2018 by Andrea Topet

We are delighted to announce that on the 4th September 2018, AM Azure became part of the Envisia Learning family. After several years of successful collaboration between both companies, we will now be working together, with both businesses sharing a common vision and business model as well as a customer-orientated focus. Located in the Cotswolds […]




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Leadership Development and Experience

September 5, 2018 by Wally Bock

Vibhas Ratanjee wrote a helpful piece on the Gallup site titled “Experience Reigns in Leadership Development.” Here’s the money quote. “Gallup finds an alarming deficit in the experience piece. Too few programs can clearly define the experiences that lead to excellence in leadership; they don’t individualize, they can’t match leader to experience at the time […]




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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 8/31/18

August 31, 2018 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 getting outside help for your leadership development program, the value of solitude for aspiring […]




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Leadership development: use experts wisely

August 29, 2018 by Wally Bock

Leadership development programs depend on experts to make the program effective. Too many companies try to make do with people from inside the company. Bill Treasurer describes how that often plays out in his article “Supercharging Leadership Development: Working with Sherpas.” “When designing your leadership development program, it is helpful to bring in experts to share […]




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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 8/24/18

August 24, 2018 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 picking high potential people for leadership development, using technology to improve talent management, portfolio […]




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Leadership development and the elusive HiPo

August 22, 2018 by Wally Bock

Leadership development seems like it ought to be simple. Select men and women who have lots of leadership potential. Then, develop them into competent, committed leaders. Alas, real life rarely cooperates. It turns out that identifying those “HiPo” leaders is hard. Darleen DeRosa identifies the issue in her post, “How to Spot High-Potential Employees in […]




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