Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 1/27/17

January 27, 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 institutionalizing leadership development, book reports for leadership development, how to train leaders to think more strategically, and leadership development at Voya.

From Julie Winkle Giulioni: Want to Institutionalize Career Development? Look for (or Cultivate) these Cultural Markers

“Processes overshadow people. Deadlines trump genuine development. And a checklist mentality competes with creating authentic connections. But interviews with and input from thousands of leaders worldwide offer a different view of what’s needed to support genuine and sustainable career development. When asked specifically what helped them develop most powerfully, 8500+ leaders offered these observations.”

From Kevin Eikenberry: Book Reports on Steroids

“This article will walk you through a process I created for my team last month: what we did, why we did it, and what we learned from the process. I share it to give you a vehicle to encourage your team to learn, share that learning, and have fun doing it.”

From the Forbes Coaches Council: How To Train Leaders To Think More Strategically About The Future

“Successful leaders must work more than a step ahead these days. While adopting a multi-perspective approach to strategy that sees in all directions and anticipates the future doesn’t come naturally to many, it is something that can be developed. We asked 11 coaches of Forbes Coaches Council how leaders might be able to expand their thinking when it comes to strategy. Here’s what they said.”

From Sarah Fister Gale: Voya: We Can Always Do Better

“Leaders built a framework around nine core behaviors aligned with the new company’s mission and values. The framework focuses on things like demonstrating integrity, leading with passion and clarity, and delivering continuous improvement through talent development and customer service.”

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

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