Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 7/10/15

July 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 top leadership challenges, mid-level talent trends, leadership development for Millennials, and crushing the forgetting curve.

From Mark McGraw: Aon Hewitt Think Tank: Let’s Talk Leadership

“When asked to identify the biggest HR challenges facing their organization today, the most common replies were ‘ensuring employees remain engaged and productive’ (39 percent), ‘retaining key talent’ (26 percent), and ‘developing leaders’ (24 percent). These issues have comprised the top three challenges among our readership for three years running.”

From DDI World: Trend Research | 15 Metrics That Matter About Your Mid-Level

“It’s no secret that your mid-level leaders are the cornerstone between your organization’s strategy and execution. And the challenge of readiness at the mid-level is no secret either. We’ve curated data from five sources on the current state of the mid-level—their skills, gaps, and what it will take to accelerate the right talent for your future business needs.”

From China Gorman: Millennials To Business: You’re Doing It Wrong!

“I take with a grain of salt the results of surveys like this and still recommend that you read them. They provide interesting insights that can add color to your own questions and planning. And the graphs show some interesting gaps in the perception of what Millennials believe ‘should be’ in contrast to ‘what is.’ These are useful insights.”

From Annamarie Lang: Crush the Forgetting Curve: How to Drive Sustainability in Your T&D Initiatives

“I had the opportunity to lead the Design and Drive Sustainability sessions at recent client events in Dallas, Atlanta, and New York City. We talked through the challenges that produce the ‘forgetting curve’ (the progressive loss of learning over time) and discussed how we can sustain and improve the impact of training and development initiatives. The sessions were high-energy and participants shared great ideas across four main challenge areas: internal marketing, measurement, application tools, and engagement of leaders of learners. Here are some highlights with ideas on how to negate the curve.”

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

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