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 an analysis of oil and gas CEOs and three separate posts on issues about developing leaders instead of trying to hire them fully formed.
“To gain a better understanding of leadership trends in the global energy sector, Chris Reinsvold, energy practice leader at Pearson Partners International, analyzed the education, experience, and backgrounds of 277 chief executive officers (CEOs) from the largest publicly traded US and international oil and gas companies. Here are the results of his analysis.”
“Organizations need people who know what they’re doing, where they’re going, and have the skills to get there. We call that ‘talent.’ Unfortunately, there’s a common misbelief that the best way to get talent is to buy it – not build it – by ranking everyone, eliminating those at the bottom and hiring new people to replace them.”
“I have to think if companies aren’t willing to pay employees more, then are they really going to invest training dollars? The same study said organizations are looking heavily at their contingent workforce as a staffing strategy to avoid hiring full-time workers.”
“The real issue is that employers’ expectations — for the skills of new graduates, for what they must invest in training, and for how much they need to pay their employees — have grown increasingly out of step with reality.”
You may also enjoy my post on this blog: “Leadership Development Investments.”