Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 4/21/17

April 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

From Rick Lepsinger: Make Every Minute Count With These 5 Leadership Development Strategies

“If you work at a large or midsize company, six minutes is the average amount of time your managers spend on training every six months, according to research from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Let that sink in for a moment: Just one minute per month!”

From Quy Huy: The Emotional Sophistication Tomorrow’s Leaders Will Need

“In an increasingly automated workplace, leaders should concentrate on uniquely human skillsets.”

From John Hoover: Onboarding Is Even More Critical for New Leaders

“Either way, your onboarding program needs to begin prior to Day One — even before work begins — to have a lasting, sustainable impact on the new leader’s resilience in the position. Whether you are pre-boarding your new leader for the new role before he or she arrives, onboarding the leader the moment he or she enters the building or re-boarding an existing leader into a new position in your firm, every day — every hour — is crucial to the leader’s success in the new role and the organization’s success with the new leader.”

From John F. Broer: But I Don’t Want to Be a Leader

“Case in point, we continue to put people in management and leadership roles who are ill equipped to develop other people or really have no passion for it. It’s an unfortunate practice that persists despite the growing availability and advancement of diagnostic tools and the application of competency mapping around variables like emotional intelligence. Talent development professionals can and should proactively identify people developers within their organizations and work to advocate for performance systems that identify and guide individual contributors versus authentic people developers.”

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Leadership development: Cultivate the Cultivators

April 19, 2017 by Wally Bock

John F. Broer is assistant vice president, learning and development for Welltower Inc. Recently he wrote a piece for CLO Media titled, “But I Don’t Want to Be a Leader.” Early in the article, I read something that inspired a smile “Talent development professionals can and should proactively identify people developers within their organizations.” I […]


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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 4/14/17

April 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 about the state of corporate training, effective leadership development, measuring workplace learning, and leadership development […]


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Leadership development and what it isn’t

April 12, 2017 by Wally Bock

Great leadership development is a lot of things, but there are several important things that it’s not. Here are four of them. Leadership development is not training Training is only one piece of the puzzle. It’s an important one, but it’s not the only one. Some experts claim that leaders learn seventy percent of their […]


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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 4/7/17

April 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 the state of corporate training, y employees think there’s no chance for growth at […]


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Leadership development is not about developing leaders

April 5, 2017 by Wally Bock

Leadership development has swallowed the “leader as superior being” Kool-Aid, putting the main emphasis on leadership skills and putting everything else in second place. Leadership development is about developing leadership skills, for sure, but that’s only part of the challenge. Our challenge is to help men and women prepare for and develop as people who […]


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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 3/31/17

March 31, 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 the ROI of leadership development, what’s missing from your leadership development program, keeping the […]


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Leadership Development and ROI

March 29, 2017 by Wally Bock

Darleen DeRosa’s article, “Measuring the ROI of Leadership Development,” should be required reading for every senior leader. Here’s how she opens the article. “Most companies understand the benefits of leadership training and development programs. In fact, in a recent survey of more than 500 executives, 27 percent of those who said their company was “currently […]


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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 3/24/17

March 24, 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 how to accelerate team learning, managing top talent, disrupting 21st Century corporate learning, and […]


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Leadership development and team learning

March 22, 2017 by Wally Bock

Leadership development presents a paradox. Leadership development happens one developing leader at a time, but the leaders work happens in teams. That’s why we need to link team learning and the learning of the developing leader. Leadership development for working in teams The most effective teams learn quickly. Elizabeth Doty’s article in strategy+business gets at […]


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