Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 12/9/16

December 9, 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 virtual leadership training, the transition to management, the key traits that separate CEOs from other senior executives, and leadership development for Millennials.

From Rick Lepsinger: When Virtual Leadership Training Is Better Than In-Person Training

“It’s clear more organizations are using virtual training for a variety of reasons. It’s more efficient, cost-effective and scalable, which is especially important for large and geographically dispersed companies. But is it really more effective? I’d argue there are many situations when it is.”

From Mark Busine: My Daughter’s First Leadership Job

“It reminded me how tough that first leadership transition can be. From managing former peers to motivating others, the emotional transition that one experiences is often more difficult than building the requisite skill set. While a promotion is often a reward for having been a successful individual contributor, we often underestimate the significant personal impact of this change.”

From J. P. Donlon: The Key Traits that Separate CEOs from other Senior Executives

“There are two traits that stand out when it comes to the ‘essence’ of the CEO personality: an ability to embrace appropriate risks and a bias toward acting and capitalizing on opportunities. In other words, a CEO is significantly less cautious and more likely to take action when compared to other senior executives.”

From Lynn Oucharek: Millennial Learning “Needs” Work for Everyone: Unlocking Organizational Potential

“As a leadership coach, part of my time is spent looking at innovation in education, spotting trends impacting our youngest employees upwards. What I have noted is that while the Millennials needs are somewhat different—particularly regarding pace and feedback—what they are seeking are good shifts for organizations to be considering. Tapping into the Millennials who may seem to be on the fringe of your larger learning population can be a great way to develop new offerings that engage, entertain, and improve problem solving and the successful implementation of new ideas.”

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

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