Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 2/27/15

February 27, 2015 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 planning a leadership development journey, building culture bridges to develop a new generation of leaders, challenges to leadership and development, and How To Create A Leadership Development Program That Actually Works

From Claudia Hill and Allen Moore: Strategy Activation: Planning a leadership development journey

“Leadership development practitioners must find ways to engage individuals’ personal desire for growth, while at the same time giving organizations the leaders they need to drive their business strategy. Finding that balance can be a challenge. In this piece, Korn Ferry explains a framework—a leadership development journey—that connects individual growth to organizational needs”

From Wharton: Building Cultural Bridges to Develop a New Generation of Leaders

“Eleven educators from the U.S. recently spent a week in Qatar and Bahrain assimilating the region’s ethos and culture and dispelling some myths and stereotypes. Their itinerary included schools, universities, businesses, science and cultural centers, and interactions with students, educators and people across the public and private sectors. The trip was part of the Teachers Educating Across Cultures in Harmony (TEACH) program, an annual fellowship from the Texas-based Bilateral U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce.”

From Martin Couzins: Learning Technologies 2015: L&D has to “undo educational damage”

“The technology of today has completely transformed how employees access information and how they use it. But the technology of tomorrow could do this all over again.”

From Jason Geller: How To Create A Leadership Development Program That Actually Works

“But while many organizations recognize the importance of leadership development, our research shows that 42% of chief experience officers surveyed aren’t making this a priority. Even worse, only 18% of the organizations we surveyed hold their leaders accountable for identifying and developing successors on a regular basis.”

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Free Coaching Exercise: Inheritance Exercise

February 25, 2015 by Ken Nowack

  This free exercise, and dozens of others, were created for our book, Clueless: Coaching People Who Just Don’t Get It. You can learn more about Clueless by visiting our site or you can buy it from amazon.com today. Purpose of Exercise: Help clients understand their passions by asking them to imagine inheriting $25 million. […]

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Leadership development: With neither cape nor tights

February 25, 2015 by Wally Bock

Leadership development in hope and myth Leadership development is about preparing men and women to lead organizations both now and in the future. We’re not exactly sure what the future will be, so, by gosh, we’re going to equip future leaders with every possible skillset. They will be masters of communication and crisis management. They […]

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Factors that Impact Effective 360 Feedback: Part II

February 23, 2015 by Ken Nowack

“A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.” Groucho Marx There are six important factors that most vendors won’t tell you about that directly impact the effectiveness and success of multi-rater feedback (see my last Blog for the first three).  In Part II of this Blog I will continue to explore […]

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How to Become the Leader of a Team

February 22, 2015 by Ken Nowack

“It’s easy to get good players. Getting them to play together, that’s the hard part. “ Casey Stengel One of the things our company has done for the last 20 years is to identify potential leaders using developmental assessment centers1. The assessment centers are typically several days long and encompass a wide range of group exercises, simulations, 360-degree feedback and […]

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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 2/20/15

February 20, 2015 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 most HR data is bad, people analytics, who leaders need to be, and […]

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Free Coaching Exercise: 10 Things to Do Before I Die

February 18, 2015 by Ken Nowack

This free exercise, and dozens of others, were created for our book, Clueless: Coaching People Who Just Don’t Get It. You can learn more about Clueless by visiting our site or you can buy it from amazon.com today. Purpose of Exercise: Asks clients to list 10 things they would find stimulating, exciting, challenging, and fulfilling. […]

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Leadership development and Big Data

February 18, 2015 by Wally Bock

Leadership development is not immune from the hype. The latest “magical” cure-all for whatever ails your company is Big Data. Here’s one recent statement about how this will work: “we want to ensure that we make decisions around employee selection, development and separation based on criteria that we know matters – because we have correlated […]

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Factors that Impact Effective 360 Feedback: Part I

February 16, 2015 by Ken Nowack

“The real secret of magic lies in the performance.” David Copperfield Multi-rater or 360-degree feedback, was used by approximately 90% of Fortune 500 companies last year. Under ideal circumstances, 360-degree feedback should be used as an assessment for professional development, rather than, evaluation1. Unfortunately, not all circumstances are ideal. Although popular, there are at least […]

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The “Secret” to Career Success for Both Men and Women

February 15, 2015 by Ken Nowack

“You can observe a lot by watching.” Yogi Berra What factors are most important to an individual’s career success and how do they contribute to it? A fairly recent study tried to answer this question in an unusual way — by analyzing the speeches of baseball stars when they are inducted into the National Baseball […]

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