Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 2/15/19

February 15, 2019 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 using AI to optimize internal talent, leadership development trends, back-to-basics leadership development, and career development conversations.

From Adi Gaskell: Using AI To Optimize Internal Talent

“The past year has seen companies such as Google utilize AI to help optimize their talent more effectively. It’s the kind of service that is being offered to a wider range of companies via platforms such as InnerMobility, which is a new technology offered by Gloat.”

From Hawley Kane: 4 Talent Development Trends to Watch

“As we step into a new year, it’s time to look into the crystal ball and predict which emerging talent development trends will have the greatest impact for learning and HR pros in the year ahead. From mobile employee development to video learning to the continued rise of workforce analytics, it’s vital for talent leaders to understand and prepare for these trends in order to deliver a great employee experience and maximize the business impact of their talent programs. Here are the four biggest trends to watch for in the coming year – along with tips on how you can capitalize on them:”

From Brook Manville: A Novel New Year’s Resolution: Stop Chasing Novelty In Your Leadership Development

“Don’t make the same mistake with your leadership development in 2019. Look past the foamy bubbles of today’s fads, to the essence hiding below: the timeless core of what leadership is, and what you must always do to build it throughout your career.”

From Julie Winkle Giulioni: The Career Development Habit

“Meaningful career development comes down to cultivating the habit of engaging in ongoing career conversations with others. And the tool for building that habit is questions. When was the last time you asked your employees …”

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Leadership Development and Technology

February 13, 2019 by Wally Bock

In the 1980s, a friend of mine told the people at his company that someday, there would be a computer on every desk. They thought he was crazy. Today, 30 years later, there’s a computer in every pocket. We call it a smart phone. We’re connected to each other and to information sources around the […]




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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 2/8/19

February 8, 2019 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 what managers can learn from football coach firings, the culture-career development connection, peer-to-peer learning, […]




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Leadership development and Adaptability

February 6, 2019 by Wally Bock

Leadership development programs must help developing leaders become better adaptors. Leadership development insights can come from many places.  Boris Groysberg’s article, “What Football Firings Teach Managers About Staying Relevant,” is an example.  You may remember Groysberg as the person who studied leadership portability. Here’s the money quote from his recent article. “As we took an […]




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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 2/1/19

February 1, 2019 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 on the job, leading from a distance, hot leadership topics for 2019, […]




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Leadership development and the Long Game

January 30, 2019 by Wally Bock

Leadership development and shade trees have much in common. Both take a long time to deliver their benefits. And the person who starts the process probably won’t be around to enjoy those benefits. Leadership Development Excellence A leader’s career lasts decades. That’s one reason we must build great programs to last. Great programs have two […]




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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 1/25/19

January 25, 2019 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 better talent pipeline, questions to ask about developing future leaders, personalized learning, […]




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Leadership development: Talent isn’t enough

January 23, 2019 by Wally Bock

Leadership development starts with recruiting, but it doesn’t stop there. The word “talent” seems to have two meanings these days. One of them is the old meaning about skills or aptitude. But “talent” has become HR jargon for “people.” I thought about that when I read Julie Winkle Giulioni’s excellent post, “Four Mindsets Needed for […]




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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 1/18/19

January 18, 2019 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. From Ron Thomas: Good Managers Aren’t Born. They’re Trained Early How are we preparing our young leaders? This is such an impressionable […]




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Leadership development: First Things First

January 16, 2019 by Wally Bock

Leadership development isn’t just for senior managers, and it shouldn’t start in the middle of your corporate org chart. For years, we’ve lavished too much money on senior leaders who don’t need it that much. If we thought about succession planning below the C-suite at all, it didn’t extend very far into middle management, either. […]




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