Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 5/12/17

May 12, 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 the key leadership development skills, how to be an inspiring leader, leadership training formats, and five things that can derail a succession plan.

From Ross Kelly: Even in the Digital Age, Leaders say People Skills are More Important

“CEOs are telling children interested in following in their footsteps that ‘soft’ skills are far more important than tech skills.”

From Eric Garton: How to Be an Inspiring Leader

“Our research shows that while anyone can become an inspiring leader (they’re made, not born), in most companies, there are far too few of them. In employer surveys that we conducted with the Economist Intelligence Unit, we found that less than half of respondents said they agree or strongly agree that their leaders were inspiring or were unlocking motivation in employees. Even fewer felt that their leaders fostered engagement or commitment and modeled the culture and values of the corporation.”

From Darleen DeRosa: Mixing It Up: Which Leadership Training Formats Work Best?

“When it comes to training future leaders, it’s important to use multiple approaches. The average attention span is shorter than it was even a decade ago, and employees have come to expect training to be on their terms.”

From Morten Bennedsen and Brian Henry: Five Challenges That Could Derail a Succession Plan

“The obstacles Peugeot, Kikkoman, Tata Group and other iconic global family firms learned to overcome.”

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

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