Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 1/26/18

January 26, 2018 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 hot leadership development topics, why you should not have a leadership development retreat, the top five leadership competencies, and Harold Jarche’s vision for learning.

From Stephanie Neal: 10 Hot Leadership Topics for 2018

“Each year for the past three years we have analyzed social data from top influencers (listed at the end of this post) to reveal the big topics emerging in leadership as the new year begins. This year’s influencer trend data not only reveals the hottest topics now—pictured in yellow in the word cloud below—but also the topics that continue to rise (and rise) and those which are fizzling out based on performance over the past three years.”

From Carol Sanford: Pursuing Executive Development? Forget the Retreat

“Executive retreats are associated with getting away, reflecting on areas for personal growth, gaining perspective, and learning. While they often look more like a drawn-out meeting with a list of decisions that need to be made, even in the best of cases, they are a far cry from what is needed to truly develop and grow leaders. The reality, my four decades of research and executive education has taught me, is that executive growth requires far more than a weekend retreat; it requires building a developmental infrastructure into the flow of work.”

From OnPoint Consulting: The Top 5 Must-Have Leadership Competencies

“However, there are a few critical competencies that have, over the years, been demonstrated to impact the performance of almost any leader—regardless of whether they’re a first line manager, a manager of managers, or a functional manager. To determine what these must-have leadership competencies are, OnPoint conducted a study of hundreds of managers that analyzed those who were rated as ‘exceptional’ and identified the specific behaviors and skills they had which the ‘average’ or ‘below average’ managers lacked.”

From Harold Jarche: a vision for learning

“The key challenge for learning professionals today is to help their enterprises become learning organisations, as described in Senge’s book. It is also to master the new literacies of the network era and promote critical thinking, for ourselves and others.”

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

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