Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 1/20/17

January 20, 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 posts about it. This week, you’ll find pointers to posts about leadership development and culture, finding hidden leaders, supporting corporate initiatives, and IBM’s secret to building strong female leaders.

From Michelle M. Smith: CEOs Rank Culture as #1 Priority for Success

“Leadership development can play a vital role in helping to accelerate, reinforce and sustain culture, and culture is definitely born in the executive suite – when leaders change their behaviors, others do too. It’s leaders who need to define the culture, communicate it to all organizational levels, and act and behave in ways that reflect and reinforce their desired outcomes.”

Thanks to Smartbrief on Leadership for pointing me to this story

From Kevin Lane, Alexia Larmaraud, and Emily Yueh: Finding hidden leaders

“Organizations should learn to hunt, fish, and trawl for the best talent.”

From Kathy Gurchiek: Re-Think Leadership Development to Ensure Initiatives Support Organizational Strategy

“For leadership development initiatives to be truly effective, they should align with an organization’s corporate strategy. However, such programs tend to focus more on the individual than on how to benefit the organization, according to research from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).”

From Arva Shikari: Relationships, IBM’s Secret to Building Strong Female Leaders

“Men aren’t from Mars, and women aren’t from Venus, but they are different. IBM’s BRI program capitalizes on those differences and sets women up to successfully transition into senior leadership roles with the company.”

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

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