Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 5/26/17

May 26, 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 leadership development, e-learning, leadership development for leaders of virtual teams, and our delusions.

From Ron Thomas: Don’t Train Leaders; Develop Them

“You don’t train leaders you develop them – a subtle yet important distinction lost on many. And developing them entails a long-term process with a variety of components, from coaching to reflective questions to understanding just who am I? Don’t train leaders, coach them, mentor them, disciple them, and develop them. This process should start from first promotions of responsibility. The longer we wait, the longer we pick up bad habits.”

From Bravetta Hassell: E-Learning Today: High-Tech and High Touch

“It’s not about the bells and whistles and shiny new toys. E-learning today is about choosing the right solution to advance business goals in ways learners want.”

From Rick Lepsinger: The 7 Virtual Leadership Competencies Every Manager Needs

“While all strong leaders tend to share certain key characteristics, those who manage virtual teams must be particularly strong in a few key areas. We identified the most important of these competencies in a study of 427 members and leaders from 48 virtual teams. Here’s a look at what they are and how to ensure your team leaders have them.”

From the Harvard Business Review: Our Delusions About Talent

“In the optimal case, companies are assembling top teams of superstars that align into an unstoppable juggernaut, driving the enterprise forward. But in the worst case, companies are shelling out big bucks for talent, but don’t really understand how to get these people to work together. And the result of their war for talent ends up looking more like the roster of inflated egos of an over-budget, dysfunctional movie. So, here today to dispel some myths about the war for talent is Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic He’s a Professor of Business Psychology at University College, London. Tomas, thank you so much for talking to the HBR IdeaCast.”

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

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