Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 4/3/15

April 3, 2015 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 training, coaching, self-development, and succession planning. Here are the details. From Richard Benson-Armer, Silke-Susann […]

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Free Coaching Exercise: My Work and Life Index

April 1, 2015 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: Clients gain an understanding of how they feel about work and life to assist […]

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Leadership development: Learning to learn

April 1, 2015 by Wally Bock

McKinsey just published an article that asks a tough question, “Do your training efforts drive performance?” It’s a tough question because many of the executives that McKinsey surveyed don’t know the answer. As the article puts it: “Building organizational capabilities is a top strategic priority, but an inability to measure the impact is a growing […]

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7 Reasons to Use 360-Degree Feedback

March 30, 2015 by Sandra Mashihi

  “The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.” -Socrates Multi-rater or 360-degree feedback is the process in which managers, direct reports, peers, team members, and/or customers provide anonymous feedback to others. Despite being around for decades, it continues to grow in popularity. Some companies bring […]

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How Competitive Are You?

March 29, 2015 by Ken Nowack

“If any of my competitors were drowning, I’d stick a hose in their mouth.” Ray Kroc No matter where we are in the world, we seem to adore athletes that rise to the occasion and demonstrate their competitive spirit. We also tend to cringe when colleagues are too competitive with us (and others) and seem […]

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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 3/27/15

March 27, 2015 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 education technology and the skills gap, how to think and act like a leader, […]

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Free Coaching Exercise: My Calling

March 25, 2015 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: Guide clients to reflect on their purpose in life. How to Administer and Use […]

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Leadership development: Act first, reflect later

March 25, 2015 by Wally Bock

“What good is experience if you do not reflect?” ~ Frederick the Great That’s one of my favorite quotes and it popped up in my head when I read Herminia Ibarra’s article, “How to Act and Think Like a Leader.” Here’s a money quote. “To become a successful leader, you have to ditch the conventional […]

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Leadership Development Shams: Why 360-Feedback Doesn’t Work

March 22, 2015 by Ken Nowack

“Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.”   Franklin P. Jones Cigarettes in the United States all come with health warning labels on boxes—perhaps vendors should do the same in marketing and selling multi-rater assessments that are so commonly used by coaches, consultants and organizational practitioners. […]

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Circle of Trust or NOT: How to Keep the Confidentiality of 360-Degree Feedback

March 20, 2015 by Sandra Mashihi

“I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.” -Friedrich Nietzche Confidentiality is an important aspect of 360-degree feedback for both participants and respondents. It is necessary to ensure that everyone that participates feels able to answer honestly and candidly. If there are any doubts around […]

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