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 education technology and the skills gap, how to think and act like a leader, your personality and the kind of leader you are and will be, and helping middle managers be leaders. Now for this week’s top leadership development posts.
From Allison Bailey, Elizabeth Kaufman, and Simonida Subotic: Education Technology and the Twenty-First-Century Skills Gap
“Today’s fast-changing world requires students who not only possess strong skills in areas such as language arts, math, and science but must also be adept at skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, persistence, collaboration, and curiosity. The requisite twenty-first-century skills fall into three broad categories: foundational literacies, competencies, and character.”
“To become a successful leader, you have to ditch the conventional ‘think before doing’ logic and instead start acting like a leader in order to start thinking like a leader.”
“Perhaps it hasn’t occurred to you to consider that the leader you are now is highly linked to who you are. You are unique, and what is both obvious and hidden to you about who you are greatly impacts your behavior and actions. You, as a human being, are the leader you are because of a multitude of things that make up you: personality, history, education and beliefs among others.”
“Don’t treat middle managers like forgotten middle children. Here are some ways to improve middle leadership, engagement and satisfaction.”