Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 3/15/19

March 15, 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 leadership development for new front-line leaders, a crucial role for human resources, and making learning part of everyday work.

From Kevin Eikenberry: One Thing Organizations Must Provide New Supervisors

“Every day, in organizations everywhere, people are promoted to their first leadership role. They receive titles like supervisor, lead, foreman, or front-line leader. The titles matter less than the situation – people are moving from doing the work to leading the work. And every day, these people are congratulated, patted on the back, and sent into their future. They are scared, excited, anxious, and likely unclear about what is now expected of them.”

From Mark Busine and Evan Sinar: What Are the Greatest Challenges Frontline Leaders Face?

“Our research into leadership transitions shows that a leadership transition is among life’s most challenging adjustments, ranking up there with personal illness and major life events, and that just one in three leaders feels effective at handling the challenges associated with a new leadership role.”

From Lynda Gratton: A Crucial Role for Human Resources

“I believe HR leaders can play a crucial role in delivering a good people experience that addresses the five action areas we identified in our research where the gaps are greatest. These elements must be tackled as fast as possible, and HR leaders must become creative about how they build and support vitality and social resilience, how they motivate and enable adaptability and ‘intrapreneurship,’ and how they empower employees through an autonomous working culture. Here are five ideas.”

From Josh Bersin and Marc Zao-Sanders: Making Learning a Part of Everyday Work

“As automation, AI, and new job models reconfigure the business world, lifelong learning has become accepted as an economic imperative. Eighty percent of CEOs now believe the need for new skills is their biggest business challenge. For employees, research now shows that opportunities for development have become the second most important factor in workplace happiness (after the nature of the work itself). At the most fundamental level, we are a neotenic species, born with an instinct to learn throughout our lives. So it makes sense that at work we are constantly looking for ways to do things better; indeed, the growth-mindset movement is based on this human need. And whereas recruitment is an expensive, zero-sum game (if company A gets the star, company B does not), learning is a rising tide that lifts all boats.”

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Leadership Development and the Promotion to Front-line Leadership

March 13, 2019 by Wally Bock

Leadership development programs abandon new front-line leaders just when they need help the most. Kevin Eikenberry gets it right in his post, “One Thing Organizations Must Provide New Supervisors.” “Every day, in organizations everywhere, people are promoted to their first leadership role. They receive titles like supervisor, lead, foreman, or front-line leader. Those titles matter […]




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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 3/8/19

March 8, 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 leadership development on the basics of leadership, executive education, and talent development in the […]




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Leadership development: Back to Basics

March 6, 2019 by Wally Bock

Leadership development programs strive to develop leaders for a fast-changing world. There is a lot going on. We’re told millennials are reforming organizations to meet their needs. Pundits tell us technology is changing the face of business and leadership. You may think everything is up for grabs. You’d be wrong. Leadership development aren’t about chasing […]




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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 3/1/19

March 1, 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 microlearning, the human factor as competitive advantage, a global mindset in leadership development, and […]




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Leadership development and Microlearning

February 27, 2019 by Wally Bock

Leadership development practitioners are always on the alert for ways technology can improve learning. Microlearning is a technology with a great deal of promise. Microlearning promises to help aspiring leaders to learn skills when they need them. Much learning will be on their own initiative. They won’t have to wait for either approval or help. […]




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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 2/22/19

February 22, 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 creating an environment of lifelong learning, the power of data, individual leadership development versus […]




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Leadership development and Lifetime Learning

February 20, 2019 by Wally Bock

Leadership development has always embraced lifetime learning. We expect leaders to continue to learn and develop throughout their life. Suddenly we’re making a big deal of it. I gritted my teeth when I read an article titled “How to Create an Environment of Lifelong Learning as The Leader.” The author says, “Over the past several […]




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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 2/15/19

February 15, 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 using AI to optimize internal talent, leadership development trends, back-to-basics leadership development, and career […]




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Leadership Development and Technology

February 13, 2019 by Wally Bock

In the 1980s, a friend of mine told the people at his company that someday, there would be a computer on every desk. They thought he was crazy. Today, 30 years later, there’s a computer in every pocket. We call it a smart phone. We’re connected to each other and to information sources around the […]




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