Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 2/19/16

February 19, 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 an app to help you find the perfect candidate, getting leadership development right, improving learning to improve leadership development, and coaching.

From the Employee Benefit News: Want to find the perfect job candidate? There’s an app for that

“Consulting giant Mercer this week announced the launch of Mercer Match, a game-based job and career matching digital platform that ‘takes a scientific approach to help employers find untapped talent while helping candidates find roles where they are most likely to succeed.’”

Thanks to Smartbrief on Workforce for pointing me to this story

From Julie Winkle Giulioni: Why we still can’t get career development right

“Yet again, organizations, talent professionals and leaders have to face the hard data and hard reality that we’ve still not cracked the code on what matters most to employees: career opportunities. It’s not for lack of effort. Companies are investing extraordinary resources in skills training, portals, online systems and processes designed to make this happen. And it all falls short. Here’s why.”

From Pearl Sumathi: Learning Needs a Makeover

“We can no longer operate on a status quo basis where we continue to model traditional learning methodologies. Learning is disseminated beyond classroom walls, and we need to be creative, introducing nontraditional learning formats to engage employees. There is no magic formula on what percentage of learning should take place in a classroom vs. virtually.”

From Verity Creedy: No Need for Cowardice When It Comes to Coaching

“In 1939, the lion from The Wizard of Oz boldly asks, ‘What makes a king out of a slave?’ He then follows up with the answer: ‘Courage.’ Of course, how courage looks in action will vary, from representing your country on the battlefield, to embarking on a charitable crusade, to being a single parent. So let me bring the concept to something accessible to all of us—giving feedback to someone that they need to help improve. Does that require courage? Yes.”

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

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