Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 7/21/17

July 21, 2017 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 development in the age of career disruption, organizational changes in the future, helping new managers succeed, and leadership development at AT&T.

From Antoine Tirard and Claire Lyell: Talent Management for the Age of Career Disruption

“Most companies are shooting themselves in the foot in the ‘war for talent’. We discovered a serious misalignment between the priorities of employers and those of sought-after talents while researching our forthcoming book, Disrupt Your Career: How to Navigate Uncharted Career Transitions and Thrive. A study from Right Management shows that organisations that provide career development are six times more likely to engage their employees and four times less likely to lose workers. A 2015 LinkedIn survey showed that, when deciding whether to accept a final job offer, candidates considered career advancement as much as the financial and intellectual rewards of the role. Most employees say they would be more engaged at work if career discussions were more regular. But these discussions rarely happen.”

From Jesse Lyn Stoner: Career Mobility Forces Organizations of the Future to Transform

“Career mobility is the new way of the future. According to a 2012 Future Workplace Study, 91% of millennials expect to stay in a job for less than three years, and Fast Company reported a study pointing toward 4-year careers. But are today’s organizations prepared for this kind of career mobility?”

From Ted Bauer: The new manager problem: We’re all baboons

“When someone becomes a new manager — i.e. first promoted into a role where they have supervisory capacity over others — what are some of the biggest problems they face? Two jump out right away. (1) is that management is not intuitive to most people, meaning the skills that got you there (execution) are not the same skills you need when there (often softer skills). (2) is that we do a horrible job training most new managers, ranging from research about manager development (rooted in 1911) to the gap between first time as a new manager (30) and first average training (42), meaning a newborn would be in fifth-sixth grade before their dad was given any training on their job.”

From Bravetta Hassell: Learning on the Line: A Profile on John Palmer

“Previously, training was longer and more often than not it was instructor-led and not nearly as engaging. Today, training at AT&T exists in many forms.”

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Leadership development isn’t all there is

July 19, 2017 by Wally Bock

Leadership development isn’t just about developing leaders Antoine Tirard and Claire Lyell wrote a provocative article for the INSEAD business school site titled, “Talent Management for the Age of Career Disruption.” The whole article is worth reading, but here’s the part that caught my eye. “A study from Right Management shows that organisations that provide […]




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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 7/14/17

July 14, 2017 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 leadership development for the future, the fatal flaw in leadership development, 360 assessments, and Google’s […]




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Leadership development as a benefit

July 12, 2017 by Wally Bock

Way back in 1968, when I got out of the Marines and joined the civilian workforce, companies hired people and trained them. When you joined a company, you expected them to have a leadership development program. Jacob Morgan, describes the change from then to now this way in his article, “How to Develop the Future […]




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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 7/7/17

July 7, 2017 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  for 21st Century organizations, fostering a leadership growth ecosystem, and self-examination questions for […]




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Leadership development: This time it really is different

July 5, 2017 by Wally Bock

Michelle M. Smith’s article, “Stop Managing By the Book and Start Innovating,” does a superb job of describing some of the leadership challenges of the 21st Century. Here’s just one of the passages that caught my eye. “While no company would put up with a 1940’s-era phone system, or forgo the efficiency enhancing benefits of […]




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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 6/30/17

June 30, 2017 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 promoting high performers to leadership, de-emphasizing top management’s role, leadership development through adversity, and the […]




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Leadership development: Ambition and Aptitude

June 28, 2017 by Wally Bock

We promote far too many people to management positions who don’t want to do the work of leadership and who don’t have any particular aptitude for the work. Ted Bauer nails it in his pungent post: “No, no, no: Don’t put the high performer into management.” Here’s the money quote. “One of the biggest problems […]




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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 6/23/17

June 23, 2017 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 critical skills for your  program to teach, why leadership development is crucial, a surprising fix […]




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Leadership development and learning to decide quickly

June 21, 2017 by Wally Bock

There’s a great post on Wharton’s site titled “Myth vs. Reality: Four Behaviors That Define Successful Leaders.” Here’s the teaser copy. “What makes some CEOs successful while others crash and burn? The stereotypical view — often promoted in magazines and on television — is that these leaders are charismatic, armed with an Ivy League degree […]




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