Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 8/24/18

August 24, 2018 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 picking high potential people for leadership development, using technology to improve talent management, portfolio careers, and getting people excited about learning and development.

From Darleen DeRosa: How to Spot High-Potential Employees in Your Organization

“Part of the problem is that organizations often fail to consider what motivates someone to want to be a leader in the first place. It’s often easier to focus on unreliable factors like identifying people who are the first to arrive and last to leave, are strong producers on an individual basis, or even less measurable ‘gut feeling’ qualities. Many employees are elevated to leadership positions simply on the basis of tenure and experience, even though their previous responsibilities did little to prepare them to lead. In some cases, taking on a leadership role is the only way for someone to earn a promotion or raise even if they have little, if any, interest in the responsibilities of the job.”

From Herminia Ibarra and Patrick Petitti: A 5-Part Process for Using Technology to Improve Your Talent Management

“But as we have observed in our research, consulting work, and partnerships with dozens of Fortune 500 companies and top professional services firms, the transition to new and different ways of managing talent is often filled with challenges and unexpected hurdles. Gaining the most from talent tech, we find, depends on the adopting firm’s ability to confront, and ultimately reinvent, an often outdated system of interlocking processes, behaviors and mindsets.”

From the London School of Economics: The changing dynamic of career development in the age of portfolio careers

“Men and women may have different needs at different points in the career cycle, writes Lisa Mainiero”

From Enrico Fantozzi: How to Get Employees Excited About L&D? Let Them Take the Reins

“One of the chief concerns learning and development leaders face in rolling out talent development programs—whether they’re weekend retreats, day-long seminars, or online courses—is finding a way to show employees their value. Often, the team members who are asked to participate in trainings view them as timewasters that take them away from more pressing commitments. And when employees resent being there, they resent the program and resist the learning.”

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

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