Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 1/18/19

January 18, 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.

From Ron Thomas: Good Managers Aren’t Born. They’re Trained Early

How are we preparing our young leaders? This is such an impressionable category of young people and it is paramount that organizations recognize this. If your learning and development work is NOT properly preparing this budding talent you are not preparing your organization.

From Kevin Cook: It’s Time to Think Differently About Your Frontline Leaders

I see companies who often focus their scarce resources and budgets on their senior levels, and, increasingly, their mid-level leaders, in their efforts to identify and develop strong leaders. Bt, as they strive to move from good to great, they are sometimes neglecting the start of their leadership pipeline—frontline leaders. The companies I work with who are in it for the long haul, looking for sustained organizational performance, see the importance of the frontline to their success. They spend the time and budget needed to ensure they get the most from these critical leaders.

From Darleen DeRosa: How to Use Mentoring in Succession Planning

When it comes to grooming future leaders, organizations already have a tremendous resource in the form of their existing leaders. By encouraging these leaders to become mentors, they can not only pass along their experience and institutional knowledge, but also help to create a sense of continuity for employees throughout the organization. A succession situation can be far less stressful when everyone has some familiarity with the potential candidates and trusts that they’ve been well-prepared for the role.

From Straight Talk: Understanding Leadership Development Strategy

More often than not, management typically turns to leadership development only when they discover that they are lacking strong leadership candidates. But leadership skills aren’t something that can be activated with a flip of a switch. Leadership development is not a series of motions that an employee passively undergoes.

Posted in Leadership Development

No Comments

Leadership development: First Things First

January 16, 2019 by Wally Bock

Leadership development isn’t just for senior managers, and it shouldn’t start in the middle of your corporate org chart. For years, we’ve lavished too much money on senior leaders who don’t need it that much. If we thought about succession planning below the C-suite at all, it didn’t extend very far into middle management, either. […]




Posted in Leadership Development

No Comments

Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 1/11/19

January 11, 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 preparing hi-pos for promotion, ensuring that new managers have the skills they need, CEOs […]




Posted in Leadership Development

No Comments

Leadership Development in 2019: What will you do differently?

January 9, 2019 by Wally Bock

Leadership development can’t stand still. I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase, “If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get the results you’ve always gotten.” Various internet sites and blogs attribute that quote, or something very much like it, to a variety of people, including Anthony Robbins and Albert Einstein, plus “an ancient Chinese proverb,” […]




Posted in Leadership Development

No Comments

Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 1/4/19

January 4, 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 the most important skills for leaders, leadership development when you don’t have time, opportunity […]




Posted in Leadership Development

No Comments

Leadership development: Picking Winners

January 2, 2019 by Wally Bock

Leadership development begins with selecting people for leadership roles. In some ways, it’s like cooking. You’re more likely to get a great result if you start with great ingredients. Marcel Schwantes reminded me of that truth when I read his article in Inc. Magazine: “The quickest way to great leadership won’t happen without improving these […]




Posted in Leadership Development

No Comments

Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 12/28/18

December 28, 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 the state of leadership development as we enter 2019. From David Witt: 2019 Learning […]




Posted in Leadership Development

No Comments

Leadership development in 2019

December 26, 2018 by Wally Bock

Leadership development programs in 2019 must adapt to changes in business and leadership. Our challenge is to give today’s leaders the tools, opportunities, and feedback they need to shape the future of our companies. There are lots of things I could write about under that banner. I think the three most important have to do […]




Posted in Leadership Development

No Comments

Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 12/21/18

December 21, 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 reflection, developing emotionally intelligent leaders, succession, developing leaders instead of buying them. From Chris […]




Posted in Leadership Development

No Comments

Leadership development and the Art of Getting Better

December 19, 2018 by Wally Bock

Leadership development is learning from experience. The core of learning from experience is self-reflection. Chris Cebollero wrote the following in his Fortune article, “It’s the season for self-reflection.” “In my experience, effective leadership has to begin with self-awareness and, more importantly, self-reflection. Life is a long series of experiences, decisions, successes and lessons learned. One […]




Posted in Leadership Development

Comments Off on Leadership development and the Art of Getting Better

Follow Envisia Learning:

RSS Twitter linkedin Facebook

Are You Implementing a Leadership Development Program?

Call us to discuss how we can help you get more out of your leadership development program:

(800) 335-0779, x1