Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 10/6/17

October 6, 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 on exceptional people developers, getting the most from your leadership development pipeline, leadership development and on-the-job training, and leading remote teams.

From Julie Winkle Giulioni: How Exceptional People Developers Beat Bad Systems

“A manager who doesn’t appreciate the value of something or simply doesn’t want to do it will always find an excuse not to. And, when it comes to employee development, one doesn’t have to look far for a legitimate one! Organizations unwittingly create impediments to growing people—something that’s recognized as a competitive advantage and requirement for sustainable success.”

From Evan Sinar: What Research Says About Getting the Most from Your Leadership Pipeline

“In our recently published guide, Leadership Practices: What’s Proven. What’s ‘Worth Less.’ we drew on DDI’s Leadership Databank, which includes data gathered from over 62,000 leaders and HR professionals from more than 2,400 organizations, to examine 19 leadership practices across eight categories. One of the categories we examined was how to get the most from an organization’s leadership pipeline when it comes to development.”

From J. D. Dillon: In Real Life: Don’t Forget About On-the-Job Training

“I got into L&D as part of a hybrid operations/human resources role with AMCTheatres. I was responsible for all my location’s HR functions, including recruitment, payroll, and training. At the same time, I was working as an attractions cast member on the weekends at the Walt Disney World Resort. There, a lot of my time was focused on training new cast members at Star Tours and The Great Movie Ride. While I have spent most of my career in management and individual contributor roles, my time as a frontline trainer really helped shape my perspective on L&D. Specifically,it solidified the importance of effective on-the-job training as the foundationof the workplace learning experience.”

From Darleen DeRosa: How to Lead Sucessful Virtual Teams

“Today’s technology allows many employees to work from anywhere. Many companies have a hybrid model where employees work from home two or three days a week, according to Kate Lister, president of Global Workplace Analytics. Other companies, such as Yahoo, have done away with the work-at-home policy entirely. So why haven’t more companies adopted a model where employees work primarily or entirely at home?”

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

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