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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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 6/27/14

June 27, 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 learning curve for CEOs, spotting hidden leadership talent, three common pitfalls in managing […]

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Free Coaching Exercise: You’re At Your Best

June 25, 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: This exercise is one of several in published research that increase subjective well-being and […]

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Leadership development from both sides

June 25, 2014 by Wally Bock

The Updated Leadership Development Toolbox Back in January 2014, Right Management published a piece by Dr. Ric Roi, Their Global Talent Management COE Leader. The title was “What’s in Your Leadership Development Toolbox?” Here’s the summary paragraph. “The practice of leadership development has evolved considerably. Years ago, the focus was on the individual: up-and-coming executives […]

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The Secret of Habits Part I

June 22, 2014 by Ken Nowack

“Dreams Don’t Work Unless You Do” Unknown Did you know? Between 60 and 80 percent of people don’t use their gym memberships Most diets work at first, but backfire in the long run According to a 2007 survey conducted by the British psychologist Richard Wiseman, about 88 percent of New Year’s resolutions end in failure […]

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