Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 7/11/14

July 11, 2014 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 how pay isn’t the most important thing, learning from corporate climbers, when the growing gets tough, and coaching to support learning.

From John Nemo: Why I couldn’t wait to quit the highest-paying job I’d ever had

“I had it made. It was a cake job, one I could coast through for the next 20-30 years, piling up my pension and benefits without the pressure to perform or the fear of being fired without warning. I couldn’t wait to quit.”

From Sue Shellenbarger: What Corporate Climbers Can Teach Us

“But such co-workers may possess a dose of one of the personality traits that psychologists call the ‘dark triad’: manipulativeness, a tendency to influence others for selfish gain; narcissism, a profound self-centeredness; or an antisocial personality, lacking in empathy or concern for others. These traits are well-known for the bad behavior that they can cause when dominant in people’s personalities. At milder levels, however, they can actually foster skills that can help people rise through the ranks.”

From Julie Winkle Giulioni: When the growing gets tough

“Think about the learning that contributed most powerfully to your development and who you are today. Consider the experiences that built the expertise you use and value most every day. Reflect on what you’re most proud of mastering during the course of your career or life.”

From David Witt: Coaching to Support Learning? Avoid These 3 Common Mistakes

“Coaching as a follow-up to a traditional one- or two-day leadership development program can greatly improve the transfer of learning. But to be successful, sponsoring executives need to avoid a couple of common mistakes that even the best-intentioned organizations can fall into. In a recent interview for The Ken Blanchard Companies Ignite newsletter, Master Certified Coach Patricia Overland’s identifies three of the biggest mistakes she sees executives make when implementing coaching to support learning.”

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

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