Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 6/22/18

June 22, 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 aiming high in leadership development, talent strategy, a framework for managers to use when developing leaders, and succession planning.

From Jack Zenger: How Some Companies Are Aiming High In Leadership Development

“We know from our research at Zenger Folkman that the majority of leaders can become significantly more effective when they are given accurate information about their current practices and provided with help in constructing a plan of development.”

From Saba Software: Talent Strategy Fundamentals: Learning And Development

“So what goes into investing in learning and development programs? Well, a lot. That’s why we’ve broken it down into the pieces you need to keep in mind to have a successful talent strategy.”

From Art Petty: A Manager’s Guide to Developing Emerging Leaders

“What managers need is a practical way to think about emerging leader development and a framework to guide their efforts. Some years ago while working with a group of managers navigating the emerging leader challenge on their teams, I suggested a foundation and pillars approach as a framework for guiding coaching and developmental activities. This framework emerged from my own experiences supporting the development of emerging leaders and had helped me focus my efforts.”

From Hunt Scanlon Media: How to Make Succession Planning Work in Practice

“A lack of succession planning can cost companies dearly, potentially leaving them with few options when faced with a transition at the top. A new report by Furst Group/NuBrick Partners looks at how well-executed executive succession planning can help attract and retain top talent.”

Thanks to Mike Haberman for pointing me to this article.

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Leadership development: The Boring Parts

June 20, 2018 by Wally Bock

Leadership development is not the same as writing a novel. Super-author Stephen King advises novel writers to “leave out the boring parts.” That’s the opposite of what you want if you want to develop leaders. Those thoughts fired off in my brain while I was reading Jack Zenger’s great article, “How Some Companies Are Aiming […]




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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 6/15/18

June 15, 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 how to become more useful to leaders, successful leadership transitions, mindsets for successful leadership […]




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Leadership development and senior leadership

June 13, 2018 by Wally Bock

Leadership development is important enough to claim CEO attention. This past weekend, I read a provocative article in the McKinsey Quarterly by Amy Edmondson and Bror Saxberg. It was “Putting lifelong learning on the CEO agenda.” Here’s a quote that caught my eye. “As a senior leader, then, you have to rethink how to continuously […]




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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 6/8/18

June 8, 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 agile leadership development and what to do when your bread and butter skills don’t […]




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Leadership development and agility

June 6, 2018 by Wally Bock

Leadership development is changing to catch up with the changes in the world and the workplaces. One of the buzzwords of the day is “agility.” That sounds good, even if we don’t seem to have clear and consistent agreement on what agility is, why it’s good or how it’s different. Many pundits are content to […]




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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 6/1/18

June 1, 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  posts. This week, you’ll find pointers to posts about problems with leadership development, a leadership lesson from the Rolling Stones, leadership development trends, and putting […]




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Leadership Development is Hard

May 30, 2018 by Wally Bock

Leadership development is hard to get right, and it seems like we’re coming up short. Martin Lanik, Ph.D., CEO of Pinsight® and the author of The Leader Habit analyzes why things aren’t working in his article, “Where Did We Go Wrong with Leadership Development?” He says: “Clearly there is a global leadership problem, despite people’s […]




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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 5/25/18

May 25, 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 leadership training, a growth mindset , emotional intelligence and , and developing leaders in […]




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Leadership development and the Long View

May 23, 2018 by Wally Bock

Leadership development is one of the most important things that a company does. Alas, we don’t see results right away, so we keep trying quick fixes. That thought came to mind when I read Sonia McDonald’s article, “Why leadership development training has not been effective.” Here’s the part that caught my eye. “In my experience, […]




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