Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 5/23/14

May 23, 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 posts about Gen Y leadership, training experienced people, coaching, and succession planning.

From Adam Kingl: Generation Y: loyalty and leadership

“The more recent challenge is that the oldest of Generation Y are entering their 30s and are no longer just young graduates looking for a foothold on the career ladder. They now count among their numbers managers, seasoned specialists and professionals, even well-known CEOs such as Mark Zuckerberg. In other words, we have spent so much energy diagnosing how to lead Gen Y, but Gen Ys are now starting to lead themselves.”

From Raghu Krishnamoorthy: How GE Trains More Experienced Employees

“Entry-level programs are an integral part of talent-development strategies and often are the only effective bridge between academia and the business environment. They work quite well. But let’s say you are growing geographically and are struggling to hire enough people who align with your culture and expectations; or you have recently acquired another company and need to bring their leaders into your fold; or you are hiring a lot of people at mid-career who have not had the advantage of going through a formal entry-level program.”

From Beth Armknecht Miller: When is Coaching a Bad Idea?

“Hopefully you and your organization have had great experiences with executive coaches but the chances are that a few times the experience was not a good one. So what are the situations that don’t lend themselves to a beneficial coaching experience?”

From Dan McCarthy: 10 things your company won’t tell you about succession planning

“I’ve managed formal succession-planning systems for a number of large companies and consulted with quite a few smaller companies. I network with others that do the same, and keep up with the latest succession-planning current practices, trends, and challenges. I’m a bona fide succession-planning insider, and I know what goes on behind the scenes. Here are 10 things your company probably isn’t telling you about succession planning:”

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

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