Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 3/30/18

March 30, 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 leadership development and training, leadership development strategy, identifying high potential leaders, and unexpected things to try in your own leadership development.

From Aaron Levy: Why Leadership Training Doesn’t Work

“Most leadership training programs are designed for ease of operational delivery within an organization, not for habit formation. They are event-based trainings, meaning that the training takes place over a day or two.”

From Neil Grant: Is Your Leadership Development Strategy Focused on the Enterprise or Entitlement?

“Some companies build their leadership development strategies around an ‘entitlement’ culture, which means they provide a program at each level of leadership. Meanwhile, some strategies have elements of an ‘elective’ culture. This is when leaders sign up for programs to check boxes around a competency model that is focused on making them more effective in specific disciplines and behaviors. Instead, a more effective leadership development strategy should be designed around an ‘enterprise’ culture, where interventions have a more integral and value-oriented purpose.”

From Art Petty: Three Lenses of Awareness to Help You Identify Emerging Leaders

“During a recent workshop, one of the participants asked me how they could do a better job identifying prospective (I prefer the term: emerging) leaders in their organization. It’s a great question and one that merits consideration by every leader in every organization. My short answer is: I look at individuals and strive to assess where they are at with three lenses of awareness: personal, people, and situational. I do this through regular observation and conversation over an extended period and in a variety of different settings.”

From Mary Jo Asmus: Eight unexpected ways to continue to develop yourself as a leader

“As you climb the corporate ladder, the spaces available for you become fewer. You are successful, but what else can you do that just might provide you with that edge you need to climb the next rung? Consider the following:”

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

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