Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 11/18/16

November 18, 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 raising the leadership bar, the importance of unlearning in leadership development, how to develop the best leaders and what Indra Nooyi thinks is wrong with today’s MBA programs.

From Natalie Michael: Raising the Leadership Bar

“Learning and development is a topic that is near and dear to my heart. Supporting executives to be successful is what I have done for the last decade, and I can’t imagine stopping anytime soon. At the heart of my work is supporting people to learn and grow. A fundamental belief I hold is that we all have an unlimited capacity to learn and develop ourselves, and that when we share our knowledge and experience we create a better world. It seems that many organizations who are at the leading edge of leadership development share this point of view.”

From Mark Bonchek: Why the Problem with Learning Is Unlearning

“Ever since the publication of Peter Senge’s The Fifth Discipline, 25 years ago, companies have sought to become ‘learning organizations’ that continually transform themselves. In our era of digital disruption, this goal is more important than ever. But even the best companies still struggle to make real progress in this area. One problem is that they’ve been focused on the wrong thing. The problem isn’t learning: it’s unlearning. In every aspect of business, we are operating with mental models that have grown outdated or obsolete, from strategy to marketing to organization to leadership. To embrace the new logic of value creation, we have to unlearn the old one.”

From Nathan Bennett: Leaders Are Made, Not Born — Here’s How To Make Them (Like Fine Wine!)

“We have an expensive misunderstanding when it comes to developing leaders. The easiest way to describe our error is with a metaphor. Our approach to developing leadership too closely mimics the way rare gems, like diamonds, get to market.”

From Aine Cain: Pepsi CEO Indra Nooyi explains what she thinks is wrong with MBA programs today

“Today’s MBA programs are ‘outdated’ and in desperate need of an upgrade, according to PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi.”

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

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