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 state of corporate training, y employees think there’s no chance for growth at your company, global leadership development, and Mark Miller’s latest book on leadership development.
“Companies that prioritize training and development have a clear competitive advantage. Research from the Corporate Leadership Council shows they outperform their competitors by 19 percent. They also have higher employee engagement, less turnover and increased revenue compared with companies that don’t invest in their people.”
“When it comes to advancing their careers, employees aren’t feeling the love. That’s a key finding from a recent white paper produced by TINYPulse, a firm that specializes in gathering data on employee engagement and satisfaction. Only 26% of employees surveyed felt they had adequate opportunities for career growth. The managers of these same employees were more optimistic: 50% of managers surveyed felt there was adequate opportunity for professional development at their organizations. Talk about a disconnect in perceptions!”
“In a business environment where analytics outdo intuition, and against a backdrop of a dizzying array of program, practice, and technology options to grow stronger leaders, the steadying role of research becomes increasingly essential. Outcome-focused, context-rich leadership research provides the vital data needed to navigate options, foresee trends, and allocate HR resources.”
“THE NUMBER ONE REASON most companies do not have a leadership culture is their current leadership, writes Mark Miller in Leaders Made Here. This occurs for a number of reasons: They don’t see the immediate need, they don’t understand how or are too busy to do it, they don’t walk the talk, and their own insecurities. Leadership cultures are built from the top down.”