Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 10/19/18

October 19, 2018 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 reflection and motivation, getting the most from leadership training, breaking through learning blockers, and leadership development and soft skills.

From Klodiana Lanaj, Trevor A. Foulk, and Amir Erez: How Self-Reflection Can Help Leaders Stay Motivated

“Research suggests that leaders’ sense of self is closely tied to their leadership role, and leaders care about being successful in their role. For this reason, we expected that an intervention that asks leaders to reflect upon positive aspects of themselves as leaders may energize them by reversing their depletion and improving their engagement.”

From Karin Hurt and David Dye: 6 Ways to Ensure Your Leadership Training Makes You a Better Leader

“Leadership training isn’t about what you learned, it’s about what you do with what you learned. If you’re just back from training, here are a few tips to ensure your leadership training makes you and your team stronger.”

From Jesse Sostrin: Leaders: Break Through Your Learning Blockers

“If you are honest with yourself, you gain a higher perspective, one that allows you to observe your actions and see how they create real patterns (instead of the patterns you wish would exist). To make sure you aren’t hindering your own learning agility with a few bad habits, take an honest look at how these three common blockers may apply to you. Then you can apply the suggestions for pushing past them.”

From Diane Bock: Do Nice Leaders Finish Last?

“Is nice boring and nothing to aspire to? Is nice only meant for those who are made of sugar and spice and under the age of nine? Is being nice a trait too often associated with ineffective leaders? But hang on…I’d like my friends, doctor, flight attendant, and tax preparation specialist to be nice. And I’d really like my manager to be nice (and she is! Whew!). But I can’t remember reading about how a CEO attained that position by being nice. Professionally speaking, is it hazardous to your career as a leader to be nice?”

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Leadership development and a personal journal

October 17, 2018 by Wally Bock

Leadership development is an intense personal experience. Leadership happens in public. But the most important part of leadership development happens in private. The best leaders use their time alone to reflect on their experience on the job and in the classroom. Great leaders use their time alone to motivate themselves so they can handle the […]




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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 10/12/18

October 12, 2018 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 micro-doing, MBA programs, getting noticed, and top tools for learning. From Mike Taylor: Instead […]




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Leadership development is more than learning

October 10, 2018 by Wally Bock

Leadership development is learning and much more. Effective development converts learning into understanding and acting. But wait, there’s more. Learning and acting and getting feedback and reflecting must reinforce each other. Mike Taylor’s post, “Instead of Microlearning, it Should Be Micro-doing” started that line of reflection. Mike’s post is great, but it’s only about one […]




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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 10/5/18

October 5, 2018 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, evaluating your program, exceptional leaders, and how to get high potentials interested […]




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Leadership development: Making it Intentional

October 3, 2018 by Wally Bock

Leadership development should be intentional. But sometimes it‘s accidental. Art Petty describes what that’s like in his post, “New Manager Development—Put Your Back Into It.” “While a few organizations treat new manager development as a strategic imperative, in most I encounter, the work is ad hoc with inconsistent results. Too often, competent contributors are tapped […]




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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 9/28/18

September 28, 2018 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 letting employees drive leadership development, a learning culture at Visa, leadership excellence for the […]




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Leadership development and learning in the Digital Age

September 26, 2018 by Wally Bock

Leadership development must be dynamic because the business world is changing all the time. Competition comes up with new strategies. Technology changes almost daily. Aspiring leaders must adapt. Emily Manley suggests that we help leaders develop best if we give them control of their own learning. Here’s one of the golden kernels from her thought-provoking […]




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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 9/21/18

September 21, 2018 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 leadership development program, what’s next in career management, how to get […]




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Leadership development is a Process

September 19, 2018 by Wally Bock

Leadership development programs are hard to evaluate. Some people think hard ROI numbers should be the final test. Others suggest that success is having enough qualified people to fill leadership slots as they open up. Karin Hurt and David Dye ask: “What Makes the Difference Between Game Changing and Frustrating?” They offer four ideas. Read […]




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