Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 4/11/14

April 11, 2014 by Wally Bock

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 pieces on searching for potential, succession planning, robots (real ones) and leadership development, and Glinda, the “good” witch.

From Mike Hoban: Searching for Potential – On the Basketball Court and in the Workplace

“During this latest season of March Madness (college basketball tournament) there were many professional talent scouts who are focusing on individuals rather than teams. They are trying to determine which college players have what it takes to be successful at a significantly higher level of play—the National Basketball Association (NBA). They are gauging the trajectory and potential of talent, and it’s an inexact science. But overall they do a better job than their counterpart ‘talent scouts’ do in the business world.”

From Scott Eblin: What Any Leader Can Learn from Common Executive Succession Planning Mistakes

“In a recent conversation with Scott Saslow of the Institute of Executive Development, I got an inside look at some of the common mistakes boards of directors make on executive succession planning. In partnership with the Rock Center of the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Scott’s organization has released a new study on best (and worst) succession planning practices.”

From Colin Lewis: Why Your Employees Should Be Playing With Lego Robots

“Papert and his collaborators’ research indicates that training programs using robotics influences participants’ ability to learn numerous essential skills, especially creativity, critical thinking, and learning to learn or ‘metacognition’. They also emphasize important approaches to modern work, like collaboration and communication.”

From Michael Wade: When Management Plays Glinda

“Do you remember Glinda, the ‘good’ witch from The Wizard of Oz? … There are managers who like to play Glinda.”

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

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