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 development, and talent strategy fundamentals.

From Roger Trapp: Three Ways Learning And Development Specialists Can Make Themselves More Useful To Leaders

“In such an environment, one might expect learning and development to be center-stage. After all, transformation must involve the acquisition and development of new skills. And yet, the latest State of Leadership Development report, published today by Harvard Business Publishing Corporate Learning, suggests otherwise.”

From Scott Keller and Mary Meaney: Successfully transitioning to new leadership roles

“Hardly anything that happens at a company is more important than a high-level executive transition. By the nature of the role, a new senior leader’s action or inaction will significantly influence the course of the business, for better or for worse. Yet in spite of these high stakes, leaders are typically underprepared for—and undersupported during—the transition to new roles.”

From Brent Gleeson: 7 Mindsets Necessary For Successful Leadership Development

“In order for an organization’s investment in leadership development to be successful, they must first assess the willingness and readiness of their current and emerging leaders to actually improve. And while more and more companies are finally beginning to realize that – when approached correctly – developing leaders does in fact drive profitability – most are still just providing basic management training. There’s a big difference.”

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.”

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

May 18, 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 why the most productive workers often don’t make good leaders, an idea for a […]




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Leadership development: choosing people to develop

May 16, 2018 by Wally Bock

Leadership development starts with identifying the people who might succeed as leaders. It shouldn’t be as hard as we make it. Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman outline the problem in their HBR post: “Why the Most Productive People Don’t Always Make the Best Managers.” Here’s the money quote. “When a company needs a supervisor for […]




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