Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 4/10/15

April 10, 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 shattering the glass labyrinth, Zappos and holacracy, what managers do to engage workers, and hiring C-suite executives by algorithm.

From Caroline Rook: Shattering the Glass Labyrinth of Female Leadership

“Leadership development programmes play an important role in forging an equal opportunity path through the complex business world to the C-Suite.”

From Jena McGregor: Zappos to employees: Get behind our ‘no bosses’ approach, or leave with severance

“In a recent memo, which was first reported by Quartz on Thursday, Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh wrote that he is offering any exit strategy to any workers who aren’t sold on the unconventional idea. If they are an employee in good standing and meet certain criteria, they can leave the online retailer and get at least three months’ worth of severance.”

From James Harter and Amy Adkins: What Great Managers Do to Engage Employees

“But it’s not enough to simply label a manager as ‘bad’ or ‘good.’ Organizations need to understand what managers are doing in the workplace to create or destroy engagement. In another study of 7,712 U.S. adults, Gallup asked respondents to rate their manager on specific behaviors. These behaviors – related to communication, performance management, and individual strengths – strongly link to employee engagement and give organizations better insights into developing their managers and raising the overall level of performance of the business.”

From Sarah Green: Hiring C-Suite Executives by Algorithm

“Tests and assessments are no longer an unusual part of the hiring process. But for the senior-most executives? For C-Suite roles? Executive recruiter Korn Ferry recently introduced a new system, called KF4D, to help them place better bets on talent at the top of the ladder. It’s just another way we’re all going to have to get more accustomed to collaborating with algorithms.”

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

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