Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 3/10/18

March 9, 2018 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 Google’s latest research on leadership development, a true test of leadership development, soft skills every leader needs, and myths about high performers.

From Google: Great managers still matter: the evolution of Google’s Project Oxygen

“Google has learned more about managers since the original Project Oxygen research study in 2008. As the company has grown, we found that Googlers rely on their managers to make clear decisions and facilitate collaboration across teams.”

From Jon Mertz: The True Test of Leadership Development: Hiring or Promoting?

“I believe most organizations know the importance of leadership and leadership development. However, many are not innovating or implementing leadership development programs that work. I believe that many organizations intuitively know the value of mentoring, yet few take the time to develop an effective and sustainable mentoring program.”

From Darleen DeRosa: 4 Soft Skills Every Leader Needs to Be Effective

“Many organizations have a laser-like focus on technical skills—knowledge and capabilities specific to a set of business functions and operations. While technical skills such as programming knowledge or being able to use certain types of software may be important for jobs like being a software developer or an editor for a publication, there’s more to a successful team than just having people who have specific functional knowledge and skills. Leaders in an organization need to have a strong set of soft skills.”

From Stuart Hearn: 3 Damaging Myths About Top Performers

“Below are a few dangerous and damaging myths that often surround top performers. Putting any amount of stock in these misconceptions can cost you valuable team players, which will have a detrimental impact on the entire business. So, let’s do our best to debunk them all today.”

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

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