Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 10/20/17

October 20, 2017 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 replacing your CEO, experiential leadership development, a five-year retrospective, and building bench strength.

From the Stanford GSB: Is Your CEO Irreplaceable?

“The market for top-flight talent is now so tight that nearly 100 directors of Fortune 250 companies estimate that fewer than four people — including those both inside and outside their company — would be capable of stepping into the CEO role today and running it at least as well as their current CEO, according to a survey by researchers at Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University.”

From Andrea Derler: Experiential Leadership Development

“Some organizations take the term ‘experiential leadership development’ a step further. With the aim of exposing leaders and high-potential talent to a completely unfamiliar context, or encouraging them to unplug from their busy work-lives altogether, some providers offer development experiences that are designed to be as close to life as can be. We took a closer look at some of the leadership development offerings out there, though there are also others to consider.”

From Julie Winkle Giulioni: Career Development: A 5-Year Retrospective

“Five years have passed since I wrote Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go: Career Conversations Employees Want with Beverly Kaye. It’s been a transformative time for me both personally and professionally as I’ve had the opportunity to travel the world, talking with business leaders from all walks of life about their commitment to the development of their people. From China to Lithuania, from Brazil to Russia, from Muscatine to Washington DC, I’ve connected with thousands of managers who are working tirelessly to support the growth of their people—and those who want to learn to do it better. And I’ve seen the bottom-line results that follow.”

From Darleen DeRosa: Line Your Bench With Star Leaders: Here’s How

“According to Brandon Hall’s State of Leadership Development report, 25% of organizations report that less than 10% of critical leadership positions have ready and willing successors.”

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

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