Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 4/27/18

April 27, 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 succession planning, a review of leadership development methods, the importance of relationships in talent development, and leadership development as a competitive advantage.

From Darleen DeRosa: Succession Planning: The 2 Most Important Elements For Success

“Having a pipeline of high-potential employees who can step up to different leadership positions in your company will have a significant impact on the long-term success of your business. For example, as noted in research by CEB/Gartner, ‘only 1 in 7 high performers have the critical motivation and behaviors to be considered a true HIPO [high-potential].’ Having the skills necessary to complete a task is different from having the skills to oversee others as they complete tasks.”

From Christopher P, Johnson: A literature review of leadership development strategy and tactics

“This article is intended to provide young and new coaches with a comprehensive overview of existing research of a leadership development method for improving their leadership skills regardless of field.”

From Tony Bingham and Tanya Staples: In An Era Of Talent Development Complexity, Relationships Rule

“In today’s dynamic world of work, the shelf life of skills is shrinking. The rise of automation and artificial intelligence threatens to erase not just jobs, but entire job categories and careers. Emerging technologies are fueling the creation of entirely new career pathways — and demand for skill sets that didn’t exist ten years ago. And as the labor market tightens, employers struggle to fill in-demand roles, the cost of churn is growing. Against that backdrop, talent development has never been more important — or challenging.”

From McKinsey: Leadership development as a competitive advantage

“Talent should be part of every conversation in an organization, says the CEO of Majid Al Futtaim Group.”

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

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