Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 5/8/17

May 5, 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 building a strong leadership pipeline, keeping your development program strategic, leadership development at Disney, and the best leadership training formats.

From Ken Favaro: Strategy Talk: How Do I Build a Strong Pipeline of Future Leaders?

“You are right to prioritize strategic acumen in building a pipeline of strong leaders. But asking your people to be more strategic can feel like telling them to get taller. What can you — or they — really do to make that happen?”

From Alice Waagen: How to keep leadership development strategic

“That said, you do not want people to be taking seminars and workshops without some form of a plan with specific outcomes. One way to see return on your development dollars is to create development plans tied to the achievement of specific skills and abilities that a person needs to achieve their goals and objectives. For example, if you have a manager who tends to micromanage staff, increasing their delegation skills would allow them to transfer work more effectively, potentially freeing them up to take on more strategic assignments.”

From Alan E. Nelson: There’s nothing Mickey Mouse about leadership development at Disney

“when something is said to be ‘Mickey Mouse,’ it’s deemed easy, small, ineffective and unimportant. How ironic, because one of the many things Disney does well is leadership development.”

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.”

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

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