Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 7/7/17

July 7, 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  for 21st Century organizations, fostering a leadership growth ecosystem, and self-examination questions for aspiring leaders.

From Michelle M. Smith: Stop Managing By the Book and Start Innovating

“Right now, your company likely has 21st century Internet-enabled business processes, mid-20th century management processes, all built atop 19th century management principles. While no company would put up with a 1940’s-era phone system, or forgo the efficiency enhancing benefits of modern technology, that’s exactly what you’re doing when you fail to exploit the potential to transform the way the work of management is accomplished.”

From David Dubois: Why Sharing Power Is Critical to Build Future Leaders

“A personal sense of power stems from accumulating short episodes of power, not from a magic wand.”

From Andrea Derler: Fostering an Ecosystem of Leadership Growth

“If your leaders are immersed in a workplace that does not support their formal leadership development efforts, returns on leadership programs will likely be limited.”

From Tacy Byham: 10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Become a Leader

“Whether you’ve been offered your first leadership job, are considering become a leader, or are currently in a leadership role, ask yourself these questions to determine whether you really have the motivation to lead:”

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

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