Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 10/24/14

October 24, 2014 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 peer coaching, promoting leaders, your high potential program, and ten ways to take charge of your leadership development.

From Dr. Robert M. Fulmer and John E. Brock: Developing Peer Coaching: 10 Suggestions for Success

“Okay! ‘Suggestions’ isn’t quite as strong as ‘Commandments’ for a title. While we have research-based data to support our conclusions, we do lack divine, mountain-top revelation or tablets of stone. Still, peer coaching is clearly an emerging strategy used to develop leaders and establish a coaching culture in organizations—especially in high tech firms.[1] A peer-coaching relationship can be less expensive than professional executive coaching, often is more intimate and honest when compared to a boss-subordinate relationship, and provides a more diverse perspective to issues and needs. It also places coaching at a collegial level and builds coaching skills as part of a developmental experience.”

From Ginger Christ: Promote to Find Leaders, Not as a Reward

“Being great at doing the work doesn’t necessarily translate into being great at leading workers, Derek Brown, lead web developer and manager at LinkedIn, writes in a recent post on LinkedIn.”

From Jacques Quinio: What High Potential Profiles Can Reveal About Your Leadership Culture

“High potential programs bring value to the individual participants, by helping them reflect on their leadership strengths and areas for development. Such programs impact all the teams and communities the participant works with, and have a positive impact on the efficiency of the participants in their current or future role.”

From Dan McCarthy: 10 ways to take charge of your leadership development

“When I started in the field of leadership development (when gas was 89 cents a gallon), the model we used looking like this:”

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Free Coaching Exercise: My Calling

October 22, 2014 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: Guide clients to reflect on their purpose in life. How to Administer and Use […]

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Leadership development: Peer Coaching

October 22, 2014 by Wally Bock

“Developing Peer Coaching: 10 Suggestions for Success” is the title of an article by Dr. Robert M. Fulmer and John E. Brock in the Graziadio Business Review. Here’s part of the teaser copy for the article. “peer coaching is clearly an emerging strategy used to develop leaders and establish a coaching culture in organizations—especially in […]

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The Advantages of (Engaged) Workaholics

October 19, 2014 by Ken Nowack

“People are saying that I’m an alcoholic, and that’s not true, because I only drink when I work, and I’m a workaholic.” Ron White Is there such a thing as healthy Type A workaholics? Let me share with you some current findings that we haven’t yet published about Type A women (as well as men). […]

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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 10/17/14

October 17, 2014 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 the annual PwC CEO survey, leadership as an organizational competency, identifying critical talent, and […]

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Free Coaching Exercise: My Work and Life Index

October 15, 2014 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: Clients gain an understanding of how they feel about work and life to assist […]

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Leadership development: The future starts now

October 15, 2014 by Wally Bock

Jack retired early, just about thirty years ago. None of the top management of his company today knew him, but he’s shaped every one of their careers. Here’s how it happened. In the 1970s, Jack was thinking about how to create a cadre of young leaders for his company. Early in his own career, twenty […]

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Perceived Unfairness Will Make You Sick

October 12, 2014 by Ken Nowack

“Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” Anonymous Recent studies confirm that emotional hurt and rejection, whether part of social interactions or the perception of inequitable and unjust workplace conditions, can actually trigger the same neurophysiologic pathways associated with physical pain and suffering1. A nifty study by Naomi Eisenberger and […]

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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 10/10/14

October 10, 2014 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 development mindsets, turning star workers into bad leaders, and developing leaders in the Social […]

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Free Coaching Exercise: Ranking My Values

October 8, 2014 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: Clients are asked to select and rate their top ten values. How to Administer […]

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