Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 10/13/17

October 13, 2017 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 succession planning, hiring for fit, getting the most from a leadership coach, and cross-functional training.

From Liam Butler: Why an HCM system is the perfect platform for succession planning

“The 15th annual study of CEOs, governance and success conducted by Strategy& estimated that companies that saw forced successions would have generated, on average, an estimated US$112bn more in market value in the year before and the year after their turnover, if their CEO succession had been the result of planning.”

From Bruce Court: How 3 Organizations Are Hiring for Fit

“Companies have become increasingly aware that their processes for making hiring or promotion decisions are out of focus. They rely too heavily on technical skills at the expense of other factors that predict whether a candidate will be a success in the job. For example, too little attention is paid to whether the candidate will be a good fit with the work environment.”

From Tammy Perkins 5 Tips to Getting the Most From a Leadership Coach

“Working with an executive coach can have a huge payoff for leaders as they develop, improve their skills and stretch in new areas. Like anything in life, coaching is as much about what you give as what you get back.”

From Rick Lepsinger: Are Your Cross Functional Team Training Programs Working?

“However, as many companies have discovered, cross functional teams have more than their fair share of challenges as well. The challenges that keep cross functional teams from working well generally come in two types—structural obstacles and skill limitations.”

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Leadership development and Succession Planning

October 11, 2017 by Wally Bock

Leadership development and succession planning are sometimes confused. Whatever it is, you know something has failed when a key executive leaves and there’s a scramble to figure out what happens next. Which internal candidate will get the job? Or, will we have to bring in someone from the outside? But is that a failure of […]




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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 10/6/17

October 6, 2017 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 on exceptional people developers, getting the most from your leadership development pipeline, leadership development and […]




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Leadership development and the front line

October 4, 2017 by Wally Bock

Leadership development is about helping men and women become more and more effective leaders. But too many companies limit their development efforts to the top of the organizational pyramid. What about the other leaders? In “What Research Says About Getting the Most from Your Leadership Pipeline,” Evan Sinar reports on DDI’s research. Here’s the money […]




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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 9/29/17

September 27, 2017 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 C-Suite responsibility for leadership development, blended learning, and the performance benefits of leadership development. […]




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Leadership development and the CEO

September 27, 2017 by Wally Bock

Leadership development should start with the CEO. Then what? I started thinking about this when I read Sandro Bassili’s article on Chief Executive. The title of the article is “Anheuser-Busch’s Head of People: Talent is a C-Level Responsibility.” Here’s the paragraph that caught my eye. “Our company’s commitment to people starts at the very top. […]




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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 9/22/17

September 22, 2017 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 n executive presence, the “Dirty Fish Tank” training model, gambling with your leadership development investment, […]




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Leadership development outside the classroom

September 20, 2017 by Wally Bock

Leadership development programs include classroom training that’s intended to deliver changed behavior. Far too often, nothing really changes back in “the real world.” In their Smartbrief article, “The “Dirty Fish Tank’ training model and the modern method for developing leaders,” Craig Ross, Angie Paccione and Victoria Roberts, analyze why. Here’s the golden kernel. “The standard […]




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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 9/15/17

September 15, 2017 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 how leadership development is stuck in the Dark Ages,  improving leadership development, acquiring a […]




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Leadership development and the Myth of Heroic Leadership

September 13, 2017 by Wally Bock

Leadership development lessons abound in Raffaella Sadun’s HBR article, “Google’s Secret Formula for Management? Doing the Basics Well.” Here’s the golden kernel. “Google has opened its trove of management processes to one and all, for free. It might not feel that surprising — after all, Google has created plenty of free tools for the world […]




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