Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 5/29/15

May 29, 2015 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 talent management and succession planning, individual development plans from two perspectives, and leadership birth rate.

From Sean Little: Talent Management And Succession Planning in the Age of Millennials

“Although the definition varies, millennials (also known as Generation Y) are typically considered to be those people who reached legal age around the turn of the 21st century. Currently, millennials comprise approximately 33 percent of the global work force, and estimates from the BPW Foundation project that by 2025, that number will increase to 75 percent. In short, millennials are the future of your business, and they must be managed effectively — and included in your succession planning.”

From Kris Dunn: LEADERSHIP BIRTH RATE – Who’s the Best at Developing Future Leaders?

“In the webinar, we covered a lot of the tired metrics I listed above – then, to quote the street smart Will Smith (remember him?), we started getting jiggy with it. Tim had a new one that I loved – Leadership Birth Rate. The slide on this one appears below. Take a look (email subscribers enable pictures or click through to see it).”

Here is Dan McCarthy’s description of an Individual Leadership Development Plan.

After the description there are pointers to two of Dan’s posts about Individual Development Plans from different perspectives.

“An individual development plan (IDP) is a tool that helps facilitate employee development. The benefits of IDPs are:

  • They are a commitment between the employee and manager on what the employee is going to do to grow and what the manager will do to support the employee
  • They are a catalyst for dialog and idea sharing
  • When something is put in writing, it’s more likely to get done
  • They provide a framework for how to develop”

The Individual Development Plan and Discussion: The Employee’s Viewpoint

The Individual Development Plan and Discussion: The Manager’s Viewpoint

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Free Coaching Exercise: Being Mindful Through Self-Reflection

May 27, 2015 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: Offers a schedule for self-reflection practice (daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, annually, etc.) How to […]

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Leadership development: Decision making

May 27, 2015 by Wally Bock

Leadership development should teach the art of decision making We expect leaders to make decisions. That’s one of the most important things that leaders do. It should be a core skill that we help leaders develop and refine. But we don’t do that. Second Lieutenants versus middle managers on decision making The fact is that […]

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Who’s Feedback Should Count (or NOT) in 360-Degree Feedback?

May 25, 2015 by Sandra Mashihi

“Not everything that can be counted counts and not everything that counts can be counted.” –Albert Einstein Upon receiving the 360-degree feedback results, individuals often feel challenged about how to interpret their results in a meaningful way, particularly when there are differences between views of rater groups. Should participants of the 360-degree feedback focus their […]

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A Collection of Readings on Stress and Resilience

May 24, 2015 by Ken Nowack

“Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time.” Stephen Wright The topic of work and life stress continues to be a research interest of mine and something I’ve written frequently about. I have such a strong interest in occpational stress and health I run another company called LifeHub that specializes in worksite wellness […]

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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 5/22/15

May 22, 2015 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 if everyone can lead, CEO succession and why it goes so wrong, […]

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Free Coaching Exercise: My Thought Patterns

May 20, 2015 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: Help clients establish greater awareness of their thought patterns. How to Administer and Use […]

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Leadership development: Keeping it in the family

May 20, 2015 by Wally Bock

I did supervisory training for newly promoted police sergeants for decades. Every three day program included at least two panels of experienced sergeants with street cred. They were always among the favorite parts of the program. It makes sense. Sure I was an “expert,” but I could never have the credibility that a highly esteemed […]

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Is Combining 360-Degree Feedback with Style/Personality Inventories Beneficial?

May 18, 2015 by Sandra Mashihi

  “I have become intrigued with the combining of seemingly unrelated ideas or images, or the drawing upon the many, sometimes dissimilar, meanings a word might have.” -John Barton In general, skill or competency based 360-degree feedback assessments provide data on how participants are perceived by others, while personality and style assessments provide insights about […]

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Talent Management Facts #46

May 17, 2015 by Ken Nowack

  “42.7 percent of all statistics are made up on the spot.” Steven Wright Another addition of leadership and talent management “facts” from all over the world. Some intuitive and some not….what do you think? 1. According to a new survey by Business Insider and News To Live By, a Gen Y Millennials continue to […]

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