Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 11/10/17

November 10, 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 the DaVita leadership development program, competency modeling, how leadership development programs fail women, and succession planning.


“In DaVita’s Redwoods Program, future leaders move quickly into real responsibility. After a learning phase in which participants (called ‘Redwoods’ in DaVita vernacular) shadow clinical team members to, Coyle says, ‘learn the guts and core of our business,’ Redwoods are assigned full responsibility for a DaVita clinic.”

From Darleen DeRosa: Using Competency Modeling to Enhance Leadership Development

“To establish a strong pipeline of capable leaders, an organization needs to identify the capabilities that are needed to perform a specific job. This is where competency modeling comes into play.”

From Jena McGregor: How most leadership training programs fail women

“The list of reasons more women don’t hold top jobs in corporate America is long and complex: Long-ingrained gender stereotypes. Work cultures that value face time over results. A lack of women in the boardroom. A leaky pipeline that does little to retain women in the jobs necessary to get the top roles. But a new report in the Harvard Business Review points to another culprit: leadership training and development programs.”

From HR Voice: Natalie Michael and Brian Conlin: Your CEO Succession Playbook

“Natalie Michael, CPHR and Brian Conlin, executive coaches with more than 50 years’ combined experience, wrote Your CEO Succession Playbook: How to Pass The Torch So Everyone Wins to offer insightful and digestible methodology for creating a succession plan that not only finds a viable C-suite replacement, but expands and strengthens business, too.”

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

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