Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 7/3/15

July 3, 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 the importance of and chronic need for leadership development, what HR leaders need to “get,” and Noel Tichy on the problem with outsider CEOs.

From David Kiger: The Importance Of Leadership Development

“These are sobering numbers. They bring into focus the role that leadership development can play in business. Though the leader of the company may set a great example, the other managers will likely need additional training. Here are a few ways to tackle this.”

From Brian Sommer: The chronic need for talent and leadership development

“I’m close to some fresh out of college folks who have shared with me their trials and tribulations of entry-level positions and internships. When they compare notes, the key items they discuss aren’t salaries. They discuss what opportunities their employer will or will not give them to improve. Businesses seem to be failing on several fronts:”

From China Gorman: CEOs Get It. Do HR Leaders?

“Here’s another survey analysis and report that should be required reading for all HR professionals: pwc’s 18th Annual Global CEO Survey. The survey looks at how business leaders are finding new ways to compete in ‘an era of unprecedented digital change.’ I know, it sounds like another consulting firm’s move to make the complicated even more complicated and gin up their sales. But I didn’t find this analysis to be that. Instead, I found it useful to put context around some of our biggest challenges and opportunities. 1,322 CEOs in 77 countries were interviewed: 125 in Central and Eastern Europe; 459 in Asia Pacific, 94 in the Middle East and Africa; 330 in Western Europe; 167 in Latin America and 147 in North America.”

From Noel Tichy: The problem with outsider CEOs

“When will they ever learn? Despite years of failures, far too many boards and activist investors continue to desperately try to land outside superstar CEOs. Driven by preventable succession crises, they bring people in at enormous costs who are often completely ill-equipped to run the businesses they’re supposed to rescue.”

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

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