Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 10/28/16

October 28, 2016 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 why companies overlook great candidates, why talent matters in leadership development, a growth mindset in Microsoft’s leadership development, and fourteen ways to expose potential leaders to leadership development opportunities

From Wade Burgess: Why Companies Overlook Great Internal Candidates

“LinkedIn’s recent Talent Trends study, conducted between January and March of 2016 with more than 26,000 professionals, showed that 25% of professionals today have their eye on a promotion. They don’t want to leave their company; instead, they want to stick around and move up the ranks. The problem is, the research also shows that being overlooked for a promotion is the reason that 24% of employees say they’re open to jobs elsewhere.”

From Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic: Talent Matters Even More than People Think

“So should companies stop focusing on talent? Is talent overrated? Not quite. Consider the following facts:”

From Carol Dweck and Kathleen Hogan: How Microsoft Uses a Growth Mindset to Develop Leaders

“Research shows that managers see far more leadership potential in their employees when their companies adopt a growth mindset — the belief that talent should be developed in everyone, not viewed as a fixed, innate gift that some have and others don’t. But what are those organizations doing to nurture their talent?”

From the Forbes Coaches Council: 14 Ways To Expose Potential Leaders To Development Opportunities

“If you want to grow your business faster, focus on developing your leadership. Not only are growth opportunities essential to attracting and retaining today’s best talent, they are critical for establishing a leadership pipeline.”

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

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