Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 6/23/17

June 23, 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 critical skills for your  program to teach, why leadership development is crucial, a surprising fix for leadership development problems, and reinventing the way we lead.

From Wharton: Myth vs. Reality: Four Behaviors That Define Successful Leaders

“What makes some CEOs successful while others crash and burn? The stereotypical view — often promoted in magazines and on television — is that these leaders are charismatic, armed with an Ivy League degree and larger than life. That impression is both superficial and wrong, according to Elena Lytkina Botelho and Kim Powell, consultants at ghSMART, a Chicago-based management consulting firm. After a 10-year study, Botelho, Powell, and their colleagues found that successful CEOs have four behavioral attributes that are often overlooked because they are not particularly glamorous. These CEOs make decisions quickly; they are relentlessly reliable; they excel at managing relationships; and they adapt swiftly to changing circumstances.”

From TrainingZone: Why Leadership Development Is So Crucial

“But leadership doesn’t come from just anywhere, and consistently bringing in outside hires for leadership will negatively affect the loyalty of your management and your lower level staff. Instead, your business plan should include developing a robust leadership development program. Think of your employees as potential management hires, figure out what skills they lack to be successful, and provide them with training to develop those skills.”

From Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic: The surprising fix for our shocking leadership development problems

“Although leadership development is a multibillion dollar industry, the average performance of leaders is rather poor. Most employees dislike and distrust their bosses and are therefore disengaged, open to other job offers, and considering self-employment. Moreover, 38 to 50% of CEOs, for whom investment in leadership development is largest, will fail within the first 18 months, while the failure rate of high-potential (HiPo) programs is even higher. Most shocking of all, as a seminal academic review by Rob Kaiser and Gordon Curphy illustrated a few years ago, there is a negative correlation between the amount of money spent on leadership development programs and the level of confidence and trust people have in their leaders, suggesting that the typical solution to our leadership problems is not just not working, but actually making the problem worse.”

From Glenn Llopis: 6 Strategies to Reinvent the Way We Lead

“To disrupt the status quo, leaders must get beyond diversity, and create inclusive environments to increase performance predictability with employees, clients, products and services.”

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Leadership development and learning to decide quickly

June 21, 2017 by Wally Bock

There’s a great post on Wharton’s site titled “Myth vs. Reality: Four Behaviors That Define Successful Leaders.” Here’s the teaser copy. “What makes some CEOs successful while others crash and burn? The stereotypical view — often promoted in magazines and on television — is that these leaders are charismatic, armed with an Ivy League degree […]


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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 6/16/17

June 16, 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 selecting potential leaders, improving your coaching skills, making sure your people skills are right […]


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Leadership development and insanity

June 14, 2017 by Wally Bock

Leadership development starts with selecting developing leaders. Thuy and Milo Sindell make that point in their article for Entrepreneur titled, “4 Ways to Develop the Leaders You’ll Need in the Future” where they say: “One of the most challenging aspects of leadership development is consistently and effectively identifying the next wave of leaders.” Leadership development […]


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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 6/9/17

June 9, 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 leadership development for a virtual world, future-proofing you company, innovation as leadership development, and […]


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Leadership development for virtual team leaders

June 7, 2017 by Wally Bock

Fast Company asks the question: “Will half of people be working remotely by 2020?” Here’s the opening paragraph from their article. “Remote work seems to be the wave of the future. A recent survey of business leaders at the Global Leadership Summit in London found that 34% said more than half their company’s full-time workforce […]


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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 6/2/17

June 2, 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 leadership training, leadership development for the toughest challenges, and whether we’re developing more leaders […]


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Leadership development for a new world

May 31, 2017 by Wally Bock

Over at The Context of Things, Ted Bauer suggests that “Leadership training needs to be blown up and redone.” Here’s the money quote. “Mainly what changed was technology and access to information, be that via the Internet, mobile, or the cloud. A 1972 Fortune 500 CEO had to have a team of lieutenants to run/organize […]


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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 5/26/17

May 26, 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 leadership development, e-learning, leadership development for leaders of virtual teams, and our delusions. From […]


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Leadership development 3 Ways

May 24, 2017 by Wally Bock

Ron Thomas’ post, “Don’t Train Leaders; Develop Them,” starts with the Henry Mintzberg quote that neither leadership nor swimming can be learned by reading about it. Then Thomas says this: “You don’t train leaders you develop them – a subtle yet important distinction lost on many. And developing them entails a long-term process with a […]


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