Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 5/18/18

May 18, 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 why the most productive workers often don’t make good leaders, an idea for a new approach to leadership development, a new job description for leaders in a complex age, and unwritten rules for teamwork success.

From Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman: Why the Most Productive People Don’t Always Make the Best Managers

“When a company needs a supervisor for a team, senior leaders often anoint the team’s most productive performer. Some of these stars succeed in their new role as manager; many others do not. And when they fail, they tend to leave the organization, costing the company double: Not only has the team lost its new manager, but it’s also lost the best individual contributor. And the failure can be personally costly for the new manager, causing them to doubt their skills, smarts, and future career path. Everyone loses.”

From Art Petty: Developing the Whole Leader—The Clinic Approach

“In a series of life experiences recently, I’ve concluded there’s a very different and potentially revolutionary model for leadership development, and it’s drawn from the world of clinic-delivered healthcare. Think: Mayo Clinic or Cleveland Clinic, or other institutions that use a similar format.”

From Sunnie Giles: An Unconventional New Job Description For Every Leader In A Complex Age

“The basis of competition has changed dramatically over time. The digital revolution of the 21st century has changed the rules of competition in a massive way, requiring flexibility and adaptability. Simply put, too many new things are being introduced, things are changing too fast, and things have become too interdependent for the top-down approach to work any longer. The foundation of business—competition—has changed. So must our leadership.”

From Express Employment Professionals: Unwritten Rules Determine Teamwork Success

“It’s an interesting case study that highlights an important trend in organizational development that focuses on group dynamics and building stronger, more productive teams. In fact, in Deloitte’s 2017 Human Capital Trends Study, 32% of respondents said they are redesigning their organizations to be more team-centric, which is also driving trends in performance management to ‘shift from focusing just on an employee’s individual achievements to evaluating their contribution to a team and the team’s impact on driving overall business goals.'”

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

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