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 talent management isn’t working. leadership development at Disney, budgeting for leadership development, and leading the charge on workplace learning.
“Becoming a talent factory isn’t about hiring or promoting the best people, it is about understanding the DNA of your social system, and building from that baseline. Understanding your social system and the people who thrive in it is exponentially more valuable, particularly if you want to drive high performance. But let’s not confuse this with ‘talent.'”
“Disney’s once-decentralized talent management structure made it difficult to streamline and unify toward its goal of continued expansion. Not anymore.”
“Companies that reduce their commitment to leadership development will be less prepared to identify successors for key positions and will ultimately face talent shortages. Yet of the more than 900 leaders we surveyed in our own research, 46 percent did not have a program in place to fill key management positions. If your company is among them or you find yourself struggling to get approval for new leadership development initiatives, here are five ways to make every dollar count.”
“The truth is, the extent to which people in your shop learn and grow in their role doesn’t solely depend on the subject matter. It also depends on the extent to which you believe the subject matters. You have a choice whether or not to prioritize your employees’ growth.”
Thanks to Smartbrief on Leadership for pointing me to this story