Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 9/23/16

September 23, 2016 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 a culture that supports feedback, leadership development results, leadership development failures, and what successful leadership development looks like.

From Rick Lepsinger: Creating a Culture That Supports Giving and Receiving Feedback

“However, it takes more than software or a mandate from senior executives to ensure managers are able to transition from annual performance reviews to regularly giving and receiving feedback. It takes a shift from a paternalistic cultural to one where managers take responsibility for having straightforward and sometimes difficult conversations with direct reports. In some cases, this can be a significant shift.”

From Bruce Watt: Your Program Needs More Podium Results

“I’ve noticed some interesting parallels with the efficacy of how companies develop leadership excellence. Most large multinational companies have been investing for more than a decade in developing a bench of leaders that are better prepared to execute the company strategy. These companies often have well-established high potential identification and development programs, a department of knowledgeable subject-matter experts in leadership development, and a governance process for reviewing leadership talent. In fact, everything seems in place except one critical factor—the outputs: a sufficient pool of leaders that are ready to be deployed to execute the business strategy.”

From Matt Paese: We Must Address the Leadership Strategy Mortality Rate

“Want to know why so many leadership development strategies don’t deliver despite significant time and resource investments up front? It’s alarmingly simple — lack of focus.”

From L&D: What a successful leadership development program looks like

“Leadership development is absolutely critical in this disruptive and digital world, according to Nigel Paine, leadership thought leader and expert on dealing with technology, innovation and change in L&D.”

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The Advantages of Taking a “Pulse” of Behavior Change Followed by 360-Degree Feedback

September 21, 2016 by Sandra Mashihi

“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” -Will Rogers Tracking and monitoring progress on development plans is essential for sustaining new behavior over time. It is important to continuously seek feedback from others to see how a participant is progressing in their targeted goal. Research by […]


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Leadership development: Are you developing leaders who coach?

September 21, 2016 by Wally Bock

Once upon a time, coaching wasn’t considered important in business. Actually, “once upon a time” wasn’t very long ago. It’s how things were when I was coming up in business. Back then, things were different than today. Back then, people were promoted to their first leadership position based on their knowledge of the work. Leaders […]


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Free Coaching Exercise: “Meditation as a Tool for Mindfulness”

September 19, 2016 by Sandra Mashihi

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: Step by step meditation technique for mindfulness. How to Administer and Use this Exercise to […]


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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 9/16/16

September 16, 2016 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 leaders can help others influence them, best books for leadership development, leadership development […]


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How 360-Degree Feedback Can Lead to Pain

September 14, 2016 by Sandra Mashihi

“Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, and acquaintance or a stranger.” -Franklin P. Jones At an organizational level, a poorly constructed 360-degree feedback process can lower engagement and employee morale. At an individual level, poorly-delivered feedback can be perceived as critical, evaluative and judgmental, leading to social pain and […]


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Leadership development: What kind of experience do you need?

September 14, 2016 by Wally Bock

If you’re interested in leadership development, put Neil Irwin’s New York Times article, “How to Become a C.E.O.? The Quickest Path Is a Winding One,” on your must-read list. Here’s the first of two money quotes. “To get a job as a top executive, new evidence shows, it helps greatly to have experience in as […]


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Free Coaching Exercise: “Wheel of Life”

September 12, 2016 by Sandra Mashihi

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 reflect on the areas of their lives they would like to devote to […]


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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 9/9/16

September 9, 2016 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 mentoring as a two-way street, leadership development for NextGen leaders, four keys to organizing […]


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The Accuracy of Raters in 360-Degree Feedback (Or Not)

September 7, 2016 by Sandra Mashihi

“There are so many pieces to the puzzle.” –Jimmie Johnson In most 360-degree feedback interventions, it is fairly common to compare one’s self to those of other raters such as the manager, direct reports, colleagues, and external customers.  The type of raters that should provide feedback to participants will depend on a number of factors […]


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