Leadership development and the elusive HiPo

August 22, 2018 by Wally Bock

Leadership development seems like it ought to be simple. Select men and women who have lots of leadership potential. Then, develop them into competent, committed leaders. Alas, real life rarely cooperates. It turns out that identifying those “HiPo” leaders is hard. Darleen DeRosa identifies the issue in her post, “How to Spot High-Potential Employees in […]




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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 8/18/17

August 17, 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 becoming CEO, millennial ideas for improving your leadership development program, learning at […]




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Leadership development: Preparing for what’s next

August 15, 2018 by Wally Bock

Leadership development is one of those parts of life and business that are never done. You’ll never be fully prepared for that next job. That’s why I was intrigued when I read the HBR article: “Survey: 68% of CEOs Admit They Weren’t Fully Prepared for the Job.” Kati Najipoor-Schutte and Dick Patton, co-leaders of the […]




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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 8/10/18

August 10, 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 on-demand learning, finding hidden talent, leadership development and training, and predictive analytics and leadership […]




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Leadership development and on-demand learning

August 8, 2018 by Wally Bock

Leadership development has always included training. I began my business career in the late 1960s. Back then, training was usually a multi-day, off-site, highly structured event. The Training Department held those events when there were enough people who needed training to “justify the cost.” When I began my corporate journey, that shocked me. The Marines […]




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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 8/3/18

August 3, 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 accelerated leadership development, learning from the 2018 FIFA World Cup, preparing Millennials for leadership, […]




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Leadership development: Ticking the Boxes is Not Enough

August 1, 2018 by Wally Bock

Leadership development is about helping aspiring leaders grow. Yon can expand their knowledge quickly. Maturity and people skills are another matter. You rush that learning at your peril. Accelerated development comes with risks. Dr. Ines Wichert wrote an article for Training Journal about “Avoiding the pitfalls of accelerated leadership development,” She starts with the premise […]




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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 7/27/18

July 27, 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 developing a program, the who’s who of corporate leadership development, professionalizing leadership development and […]




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Leadership Development Specifics

July 25, 2018 by Wally Bock

Leadership development programs that work don’t simply help aspiring leaders learn a set of general skills that they can use anywhere. I think Boris Groysberg made that case very effectively a decade or so ago. Rodney Apple’s article in Supply Chain Management Review, “Advance Your Top Talent Through a Supply Chain Leadership Development Program” made […]




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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 7/20/18

July 20, 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 developing digital leaders, different kinds of leaders, leadership development for nonprofits, and your leadership […]




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