Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 10/23/15

October 23, 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

From Brian Amble: Leadership development still missing the mark

“Organisations throw billions at leadership development but as a new study highlights, they still seem unable to develop better leaders.”

From Will Yakowicz: 3 Reasons Leadership Training Is a Huge Waste

“A recent study finds that companies are highly concerned with cultivating new leaders, but their investment in training isn’t paying off.”

From Darleen DeRosa: 4 Reasons to Use Blended Learning In Your Leadership Development

“Employees today often have schedules that leave little time for training. Between meetings and tight deadlines, many do not have enough hours in their workday to squeeze in classroom time. Yet if they don’t devote ample time to developing their skills, they’ll never progress into the well-rounded leaders you need to support your company’s future growth. Fortunately, technology has propelled training to the next level through blended learning programs, which combine in-person courses with instructor-led online leadership training and self-paced methods such as e-learning.”

From the Economist: Still a must-have

“THE master of business administration (MBA) is no stranger to damning criticism. In the 1950s an influential report commissioned by the Ford Foundation lambasted the degree for being weak and irrelevant. In the 1980s Business Week reported that firms were bemoaning ‘the inability of newly minted MBAs to communicate, their overreliance on mathematical techniques of management and [their] expectations of becoming chairman in four weeks’. In the 2000s observers noticed that firms involved in corporate disasters, such as Enron and Lehman Brothers, tended to be run by alumni from prestigious business schools. Yet the MBA remains hugely popular.”

Bonus: The Economist list of “The world’s best MBA programmes.”

Wally Bock is a coach, a writer and President of Three Star Leadership.

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