Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 10/3/14

October 3, 2014 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 the Oxford Economics and SAP survey on leadership development, will top executives embrace MOOCs for their own development, engaging and developing staff, and new career paths.

From Susan Galer: Oxford Economics Research: Can Companies Avoid the Leadership Cliff?

“Think about it. When it comes to influencing employees, the attitude and actions of someone’s manager trump everything else; that includes company strategy, team structure, and performance ratings systems. Yet recent research from a global survey, fielded by Oxford Economics and SAP of over 5,400 executives and employees in 27 countries, reveals that companies are not prepared for the leadership challenges of the 2020 workforce.”

From Melissa Korn: Will Executives Get on the MOOC Train, Too?

“Companies are expressing growing interest in using massive, open, online courses in their corporate training initiatives for rank-and-file workers, the Journal reports today. But winning over executives, who are accustomed to concierge services and in-person hobnobbing, might be a tougher feat for MOOC providers.”

From Ken Blanchard: What Great Leaders Know and Do: Engaging and Developing Your Staff

“Once the right people are in place, the best leaders invest in the development of those people. Build an environment where people are so engaged that they dedicate themselves to helping achieve the vision. Create an expectation for learning and growing. Give people opportunities to develop their skills and leverage their strengths by providing ongoing training, mentoring, and other types of growth.”

From Raluca Manolache: Six Keys to Career Development

“While women in leadership is an ongoing hot topic, the career challenges and opportunities of the present moment are shared by women and men alike in the workforce. The way forward is nowhere near as clear as it once was and, in many ways, the old adage, ‘the only way is up’ simply no longer applies.”

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

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