2/21/14: Top Talent Development Posts this Week

February 21, 2014 by Wally Bock

Every week, I review blogs and other publications that cover talent development to find the very best talent development posts. This week, you’ll find pointers to pieces on Angela Duckworth’s view of success, what makes a top executive, lessons on succession from the Microsoft saga, and learning technologies.

From Strategy and Business: Angela Duckworth’s Gritty View of Success

“A psychologist and new MacArthur Fellow says you need employees with stamina and tenacity above all else.”

From Jena McGregor: The resume that makes for a top executive

“If you were to create a mash-up profile of corporate America’s most senior executives, it would unsurprisingly look something like this: A white man in his 50s with an MBA who has switched jobs every four years.
Still, a new study published this week in the Harvard Business Review, which provides a snapshot over time of the demographics and career trajectories of Fortune 100 executives, shows how much the boardroom is definitely changing.”

From Chief Executive: Lessons on Succession from the Microsoft CEO Search Saga

“Continuity triumphs as Satya Nadella, a 22-year veteran becomes Microsoft’s third CEO. Bill Gates returns as technology advisor and eminence gris. Here’s what the 46 year-old freshly- minted CEO faces–and what other companies might think about when confronting their own succession dilemmas.”

From Martin Couzins: Learning Technologies 2014: Eight key trends for learning and development

“Anyone attending last week’s Learning Technologies exhibition will have been encouraged by the buzz surrounding the event. Martin Couzins returns from London Olympia with eight prominent trends.”

Wally Bock is a coach, a writer and President of Three Star Leadership.

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