Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 10/31/14

October 31, 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 training Millennials expect but don’t get, preparation as the key to success, terrifying challenges in leadership development, and why worrying about leadership development keeps CxOs up at night.

From China Gorman: What War for Talent?

“New graduates and entry level talent’s perceive that their organizations will provide them with career development training: 80% of 2014 graduates expect that their employer will provide the kind of formal training programs necessary for them to advance their careers. Despite this, the percentage of graduates that actually receive such training is low, creating a significant discrepancy between expectation and reality.”

From Shelly Funderburg: From ACT testing to Leader Development, Preparation is Key to Success

“Go to any college admissions testing site, like the ACT, and you will be struck by the lack of preparation of many students. You’ll see kids running in late, breakfast in hand; some without pencils and IDs; and others desperately trying to find the right calculators. Wait long enough and you’ll see many leaving before the testing even begins. Watching their faces and body language is heart-breaking. It’s likely that some of those turned away could have qualified for scholarships if they’d just been better prepared to take the test.”

From Camille Preston: Why fear makes you a better leader

“As we’ve seen from some of the world’s top leaders, adversity makes people stronger, says Camille Preston, founder and CEO of AIM Leadership.”

Wally’s Comment: The original title for this piece appears to have been “How terrifying challenges make better leaders” which is a better indicator of the contents.

From Josh Bersin: Executive Confidence Hurt by Lack of Leadership Development

“Deloitte just released new research which shows an astounding gap between what business executives say and what they do, and one of the biggest issues highlighted is a lack of focus on leadership development.”

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Free Coaching Exercise: How I Want to Be Remembered

October 29, 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: Assists clients to reflect on what would be said about them at their funeral. […]

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Leadership development and the tyranny of finance

October 29, 2014 by Wally Bock

The Corporate Life Cycle I have my own theory of the corporate life cycle. In the beginning the people who rule the business are the people who make the product or deliver the service. The business is vibrant and growing. Then the marketers take over. That’s not too bad, but then the accountants rule the […]

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The Social Support Networks of Successful Men and Women

October 26, 2014 by Ken Nowack

“He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.” Oscar Wilde How much social support do men and women report? How dissatisfied are they with their sources of social support? Differences in Social Support Between Men and Women We took a look at some results from our stress and health risk assessment called […]

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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 […]

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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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