Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 4/28/17

April 28, 2017 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 characteristics of exceptional CEOs, GlaxoSmithKline’s unique approach to leadership development, the academic claims he can predict when a CEO will quit, and the utter uselessness of job interviews.

From Michael Birshan, Thomas Meakin, and Kurt Strovink: What makes a CEO ‘exceptional’?

“We assessed the early moves of CEOs with outstanding track records; some valuable lessons for leadership transitions emerged.”

From Darleen DeRosa: GlaxoSmithKline’s Unique Approach to Leadership Development

“Pharmaceutical companies must have a steady pipeline of high potential second-line leaders ready to take over senior leadership roles when the time comes. To ensure aspiring leaders have strong critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, GlaxoSmithKline uses a unique approach to leadership development based on the 70:20:10 model, with action learning as a main component.”

From Daniel Cave: Academic claims he can predict when a CEO will quit

“Dr Qingan Huang, Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management at the University of East London’s School of Business and Law, now claims he can predict when CEOs are going to walk – or going to be sacked.”

From Jason Dana: The Utter Uselessness of Job Interviews

“Employers like to use free-form, unstructured interviews in an attempt to ‘get to know’ a job candidate. Such interviews are also increasingly popular with admissions officers at universities looking to move away from test scores and other standardized measures of student quality. But as in my friend’s case, interviewers typically form strong but unwarranted impressions about interviewees, often revealing more about themselves than the candidates.”

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

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