Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 4/22/16

April 22, 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

From Jim Graber: UL’s Unique Look at Development

“I recently spoke with David McCulloch, vice president of Underwriters Laboratories’ corporate university. UL built its ‘Global Leadership Program,’ or GLP, from scratch 10 years ago, and after tweaking it for several years, the company says it has found a winning formula.”

From Stephen J. Gill: Beyond Training: Three Models

“Organizational learning is so much more than training. Three models of learning convey the breadth of options that, depending on what an employee needs to learn, are more effective, cheaper, and easier to implement than formal training programs.”

From China Gorman: Accelerating Culture Change Through Leadership Development

“I recently ran across the third report in the Real Work Leadership series of reports from Korn Ferry. Create an Engaging Culture for Greater Impact looks at changing culture through the lens of leadership development. An interesting take.”

From Vanessa Iwowo: Leadership: one size does not fit all contexts

“Within the domain of executive education, the concept of leadership development is an increasingly romanticised one. When we say ‘leadership development,’ more often than not, images of executive travel, luxury retreats, world class ‘experts’ delivering ‘high-end management interventions’ spring to mind, with management gurus flown across the globe to impart knowledge on organisational transformation. But the accepted approach taught in the majority of these standardised executive leadership development programmes across the globe fails to address one important issue: business and social culture around the world is diverse, and therefore a universal ‘one size fits all’ approach is flawed as it ignores two fundamental truths which empirical research brings to light:”

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

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