Leadership development and another name for HR

August 10, 2016 by Wally Bock

Leadership development for the 21st Century We’re in the process of changing the way we think about leadership. One key principle of the leadership we’ve moving toward is that people are at the center and should be treated like people. Frederick Winslow Taylor had a huge impact on the way we think of leadership. He […]


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Free Coaching Exercise: How I Want to Be Remembered

August 8, 2016 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: Assists clients to reflect on what would be said about them at their funeral. […]


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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 8/5/16

August 5, 2016 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 business book clubs, why you should help employees learn, hiring great leaders, and Kroger’s […]


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Should Participants Be Told Who Has Completed Evaluating Their 360-Degree Feedback?

August 3, 2016 by Sandra Mashihi

“I want to be normal. I really want anonymity.”  -Emma Watson Much research verifies that when raters are held accountable or identified, they tend to inflate ratings on 360-degree feedback assessments, because they are concerned about the repercussions of low ratings. Thus, the anonymity of raters does appear to ensure more accurate ratings (Morgeson, Mumford, […]


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Leadership development in context

August 3, 2016 by Wally Bock

Carl wants to attain a top position in his organization. His company thinks he’s got lots of potential and lots of ambition. That’s why they sent him to a special training program to develop his strategy building skills. Now what? Now Carl goes back to work. The knowledge he gained may or may not get […]


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Free Coaching Exercise: “Behavior Change Ambivalence Analysis”

August 1, 2016 by Sandra Mashihi

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 explore what is stopping them from making a change How to Administer and […]


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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 7/29/16

July 29, 2016 by Wally Bock

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 From Claudio Fernández-Aráoz: To Grow as a Leader, Seek More Complex Assignments “Over the course of my career, I’ve spent countless hours talking to and hearing from […]


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Breaking the News Gently? WHO and HOW to Provide 360-Degree Feedback?

July 27, 2016 by Sandra Mashihi

“Dare to risk public criticism.” -Mary Kay Ash It is not at all uncommon for recipients to experience strong emotional reactions to both the quantitative and qualitative sections of multi-rater feedback reports generated by organizations and vendors selling these assessments1. For example, Smither and Walker (2004) analyzed the impact of upward feedback ratings as well […]


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Leadership development and apprenticeship

July 27, 2016 by Wally Bock

Leadership is an apprentice trade Leadership does not happen in your head, it happens on the job. That’s why it’s puzzling that most of our leadership training is “head work.” The idea is that if we understand, we will do. So, how’s that working out for us? The problem with most bad managers doesn’t have […]


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Free Coaching Exercise: “Identifying My Personal Forces Around Behavior Change”

July 25, 2016 by Sandra Mashihi

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: Identify forces that are supporting and preventing change. How to Administer and Use this Exercise […]


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