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 one-and-done leadership training, succession planning, lifelong learning, and getting leadership development right.
“A dozen supervisors and junior managers attend the training. A couple of them report that it’s really good training, and they’re appreciative of the opportunity to attend. A couple of others grumble that it was a waste of time. The rest feel like it was good information but are skeptical that they will be able to apply what they learned. The trainer gets paid. The attendees go back to work. Very little changes. This is a one-and-done approach: short-term activity with little lasting benefit.”
“Have you identified the future leaders of your company? Succession planning ensures employees are recruited and developed to fit key roles within the company if a business owner dies, retires or must leave the company.”
“In 2015 Doreetha Daniels received her associate degree in social sciences from College of the Canyons, in Santa Clarita, California. But Daniels wasn’t a typical student: She was 99 years old. In the COC press release about her graduation, Daniels indicated that she wanted to get her degree simply to better herself; her six years of school during that pursuit were a testament to her will, determination, and commitment to learning.”
“When it comes to developing future leaders in the workplace, we could all benefit from going back to school in a sense. Today’s higher education leaders are facing challenges that are similar to those of senior business leaders, especially in today’s global environment. For instance, just as more education leaders are navigating issues of collaboration and accountability within their distance learning programs, business leaders face many of the same difficulties managing virtual teams.”