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Leadership development and the why of leadership

November 22, 2017 by Wally Bock

Leadership development is a very adult thing, but sometimes the insights of children can help. A couple of years ago, our grandson, Banks, was visiting. We were all in the kitchen when our dog, Clementine, started trying to get the food on Banks’ plate. He tried all kinds of evasive tactics, but Clementine was hungry, […]




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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 11/17/17

November 17, 2017 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 CEO succession, spotting leadership potential, leadership development coaching, and improving your leadership development pipeline. From […]




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Leadership development: Spotting quiet leadership potential

November 15, 2017 by Wally Bock

Leadership development is part science and part art. The best programs excel at both, especially when the challenge is identifying people who might become effective leaders, but who haven’t been promoted yet. That can be tricky. You won’t have a problem identifying people who think they should be leaders. They’re likely to tell you, in […]




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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 11/10/17

November 10, 2017 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 on the DaVita leadership development program, competency modeling, how leadership development programs fail women, and […]




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Leadership development: Learn by doing

November 8, 2017 by Wally Bock

Leadership development programs should help aspiring leaders learn leadership by doing leadership. Learning leadership is more like learning to ride a bike or learning to swim than it is like learning history. You won’t learn much if you don’t do much. Leadership development programs should have lots of doing Taking on developmental assignments should be […]




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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 11/3/17

November 3, 2017 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 how developing your people is like brushing your teeth, using coaching in leadership development, […]




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Leadership development: Two kinds of coaching

November 1, 2017 by Wally Bock

Julie Winkle Giulioni wrote a great post titled “Developing Employees in Like Brushing Your Teeth” that started me thinking about coaching and leadership development. Here’s the paragraph in her post that caught my eye. “Effective leaders know that development is not an HR function; it’s a leadership function. They understand that while plans are static, […]




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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 10/27/17

October 27, 2017 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 on what science says about picking hi-pos, putting an end to your feedback loop, self-directed […]




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Leadership development and independent learning

October 25, 2017 by Wally Bock

Leadership development requires a key transition that we rarely discuss. When men and women show up at your door, direct from school, they arrive with a handicap. They don’t know how to learn on their own. Leadership development and the dependent learner The top performers in the educational system are mostly people who are good […]




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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 10/20/17

October 20, 2017 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 replacing your CEO, experiential leadership development, a five-year retrospective, and building bench strength. From […]




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