Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 8/31/18

August 31, 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 getting outside help for your leadership development program, the value of solitude for aspiring leaders, evolving your leadership skills, and personal development skills busy executives can use.

From Bill Treasurer: Supercharging Leadership Development: Working with Sherpas

“When designing your leadership development program, it is helpful to bring in experts to share their knowledge at multiple points along the way. Too often, companies adopt a ‘do-it-ourselves’ approach to leadership development, either to lower costs, or out of arrogance, thinking, ‘No one from the outside can possibly understand our uniqueness.’ Most such programs never achieve their full impact potential, and many eventually fail. While it may be tempting to design a leadership program entirely with internal resources and subject matter experts, the DIY approach is often more costly from a lost-opportunity standpoint. Such programs often lack contemporary leadership knowledge and outside best practices, and instead run the risk of perpetuating a ‘we know leadership best’ or ‘not invented here’ mentality.”

From Helen Charles-Edwards: Developing leaders: how to create ‘cooling spaces’ in the heat of uncertainty

“Self-reflection, or ‘cooling space’, is an underrated commodity in today’s working environment but it’s essential to ensuring that leaders keep a clear head and are responsive to change.”

From Drea Zigarmi: The Evolution of Leadership Skills: Don’t Become Extinct

“Organizations can strategically address the needs of the changing workforce by evolving their approach to leadership development through a natural shift in mindset in a few key areas.”

From Forbes: Seven Effective Personal Development Approaches Busy Executives Can Use

“Below, seven members of Forbes Coaches Council share some of the most valuable personal development techniques they typically recommend to busy executives. Here’s what they said:”

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

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