Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 12/1/17

December 1, 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 about calculating the ROI of leadership development, improving your leadership effectiveness, three things to make leadership development effective, and leveraging technology to improve leadership development.

From David Witt: Leadership Training—Calculating ROI and Measuring Effectiveness

“People in HR and L&D departments sometimes hear stories about how when someone presents a training budget proposal to the finance department and senior leaders, the executives will sit with their arms crossed and a skeptical look on their faces that makes it clear they believe there’s no way training is going to add value to the organization. But this isn’t true, says Paul Leone, senior ROI consultant at Verizon and author of the book Measuring and Maximizing Training Impact: Bridging the Gap between Training and Business Results. In Leone’s experience, financial executives are receptive when anyone in an organization shows that money being spent is producing a return.”

From Christine Allen: How To Improve Your Leadership Effectiveness Even If You’re Not ‘High Potential’

“However, in this post, I want to focus on strategies for developing leadership skills for those who may not have an opportunity for a formal program, either because there isn’t a budget for one or because they have been passed over for one reason or another.”

From Rick Lepsinger: The 3 Things You Need In Order To Make Leadership Development Effective

“Modern workplaces are very different from the offices of yesteryear. Organizations are being faced with increasingly globalized markets and also are being challenged to have multiple business units and functions effectively coordinate across organizational boundaries. This modern work setting requires leaders who have a diverse set of skills to effectively manage their teams for strong individual and collaborative performance.”

From Maureen Metcalf: Leveraging Technology To Improve Leadership Development

“As a university adjunct faculty member, consultant and coach, I have been using the tagline of ‘Innovative Leadership’ for many years. This sets the bar for how I commit to my work as well as the services I deliver. I recently started to explore how I could refresh my use of technology to teach leadership in conjunction with coaching and workshops. I am looking for options to accelerate the leader’s learning process and offer a broad range of tools for different learning styles. I want to share my experience of how I am leveraging this technology to support leaders in their development.”

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

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