Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 1/16/15

January 16, 2015 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 getting into the CEO’s inner circle, a manager’s guide to executive coaching, Millennials eyeing the corner office, and preventing your star performers from losing passion for work.

From Jacques Neatby: How to Break into Your CEO’s Inner Circle

“To help executives get a better understanding of what they need to do in order to become a member of the CEO’s top team, I asked the CEOs I have worked with to name the ‘best’ executives they’ve led — by definition, therefore, members of their inner cabinet — and to describe what set them apart. Five traits came up time and again.”

From Dan McCarthy: A Manager’s Guide to Executive Coaching: 10 Questions and Answers

“At some point in a manager’s career there may be an opportunity to consider hiring an executive coach. I’ve been coached, coached others, and managed executive coaching programs for a number of companies. Based on that experience, along with the advice of others, here are 10 questions and answers that managers may have about executive coaching.”

From Lindsay Gellman: Millennials Have Their Eyes on the Corner Office

“More than half of workers polled in a global survey of young professionals say they aspire to the top job at their organization, but only about one in four feel their current employer makes full use of their skills. The survey of over 7,800 workers born after January 1983 was conducted by consulting firm Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd., and offers a snapshot of a new generation’s career aspirations and attitudes towards work.”

From Michael E. Kibler: Prevent Your Star Performers from Losing Passion for Their Work

“As a researcher and consultant to executives across diverse industries, I know how common it is for successful, high-performing people to lose their passion for work — and their commitment to their organizations — over time. I call this phenomenon ‘executive brownout'”

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

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