Leadership development: Building a program the German way

July 16, 2014 by Wally Bock

Developing winners The German team that won the 2014 World Cup in Brazil was the result of a development system that Germany revamped starting fourteen years ago. In his article “Germany’s World Cup triumph a victory for intelligent design,” Barney Ronay of the Guardian calls the new system “the most perfectly calibrated, most relentlessly first-world […]

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Talent Management Facts #38

July 13, 2014 by Ken Nowack

“42.7 percent of all statistics are made up on the spot.” Steven Wright Another addition of leadership and talent management “facts” from all over the world. Some intuitive and some not….what do you think? 1. A 2013 Gallup-Hathaway Well-Being Index survey (303,625 working adults–66,010 part-time) found that 54 percent of part-time workers in the U.S. […]

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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 7/11/14

July 11, 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 how pay isn’t the most important thing, learning from corporate climbers, when the growing […]

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Free Coaching Exercise: Johari Window

July 9, 2014 by Ken Nowack

This free exercise, and dozens of others, were created for our book, Clueless: Coaching People Who Just Don’t Get It. You can learn more about Clueless by visiting our site or you can buy it from amazon.com today. Purpose of Exercise: Help clients become aware of what how they see themselves vs. how others see […]

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Leadership development starts early

July 9, 2014 by Wally Bock

Leadership development bears fruit. The question is “What kind?” “It is unreasonable to expect that an officer who spends 25 years conforming to institutional expectations will emerge as an innovator in his late forties.” That’s a quote from Colonel Paul Yingling’s article, “Irregular Warfare and Adaptive Leadership” in the Small Wars Journal. Change “officer” to […]

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The Urban Myth of Deliberate Practice (It Won’t Make You Much Better)

July 6, 2014 by Ken Nowack

“If practice makes perfect, and no one’s perfect, then why practice?” Billy Corgan Practice makes perfect according to an old saying. Or at least if you do it enough you will become an expert. Or does it? Experts vs. Being an Expert There is, in fact, a big difference between “experts” and those “who are […]

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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 7/3/14

July 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 leadership development, becoming a better leader, and more effective coaching. From Edward H. Baker: […]

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Free Coaching Exercise: Resiliency Stage Inventory

July 2, 2014 by Ken Nowack

This free exercise, and dozens of others, were created for our book, Clueless: Coaching People Who Just Don’t Get It. You can learn more about Clueless by visiting our site or you can buy it from amazon.com today. Purpose of Exercise: Help clients become aware of how they cope with work and life adversities. How […]

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Leadership development and the Millennials

July 2, 2014 by Wally Bock

Millennials and Leadership The third annual Deloitte Millennial Survey 2014 includes the following: “Organizations must nurture emerging leaders. Over one in four Millennials are ‘asking for a chance’ to show their leadership skills. Additionally, 75 percent believe their organizations could do more to develop future leaders.” So, there you are with Millennials pouring into your […]

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The Secret to Habits Part II

June 29, 2014 by Ken Nowack

“Motivation is what gets you started.  Habit is what keeps you going.” Jim Ryun A recent meta-analysis study involving almost 200 studies indicated the power of using Practice Plans (what psychologist call implementation intentions) on goal achievement in a variety of domains (e.g. interpersonal, environmental, health) on top of the effects of mere goal intentions1.  Indeed, Practice […]

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