Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 12/23/16

December 23, 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 overhauling your leadership development program, developing inside leaders, why you should stop trying to be “good enough,” and the classroom of the future.

From Milan Samani and Robert J. Thomas: Your Leadership Development Program Needs an Overhaul

“Most companies make big investments in leadership development, rolling out intensive internal programs for high potentials, sending key leaders off to expensive executive education programs, or hiring personal coaches for those moving into key positions at the top of the company. But in our experience, this traditional approach to leadership development doesn’t serve the needs of companies anymore.”

From David K. Williams: How To Grow Leadership From Within Your Company

“Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric, may have retired 15 years ago, but his influence in corporate America still resonates. Not only is he known as one of the most successful industrial leaders of the 20th century—most notably increasing the value of GE by 4,000 percent—but he is also a great example of how a company can effectively grow powerful leaders from within their own ranks.”

From Ed Batista: Stop Trying to Be “Good Enough” by “Getting Better”

“This strikes me as a powerful truth. When we feel that we’re not ‘good enough’–not successful enough, not accomplished enough, not rich enough, not attractive enough, simply not enough–our efforts to break out of that state of mind by ‘getting better’ are doomed to fail. Why? Three reasons: the Hedonic Treadmill, Goal Pursuit, and Social Comparison.”

From Charles Jennings: Will the App Become the New Classroom?

“Classroom education emerged in a world of information paucity. A minority of people could read. Knowledge was held by the few and education was deeply entwined in the oral tradition. Many of the early education models in the West were driven by religious texts that were read aloud. Memorization was a critical skill. Rote learning was the way to get ahead. The classroom was a critical tool. However, each one of these attributes has been turned on its head over the past 150 years.”

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

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