Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 8/4/17

August 4, 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 improving leadership development plans, leadership development coaching, agile leadership skills, and multi-dimensional leadership competencies.

From Julie Winkle Giulioni: How To Demand More Of Development Plans

“In most organizations, individual development planning is one of the most simultaneously stressful and disappointing annual rituals we practice. Overwhelmed leaders must engage in what should be a deep, thoughtful, and forward-looking dialogue – frequently with all of their employees, in a compressed timeframe, all while reviewing twelve months’ worth of performance. Employees rarely feel that they’ve gotten the attention they need and deserve. And after all that, plans are generally packed away (like holiday decorations) until next year.”

From Bruce Court: Leadership Coaching Helps Close the Gap—One Leader at a Time

“I recently coached a senior leader whose future success depends on whether he can bridge the gap between how he is leading now and how he needs to lead in the future. This is a common situation, of course, but in this instance not only has the leader recognized, accepted, and committed to changing his behavior, he also has realized that his colleagues have behaviors and traits similar to his own. Acting on what he saw, he was able to influence his manager and the SVP of HR by letting them know that he wasn’t alone, which has led to a companywide leadership development initiative designed to change leader behavior throughout the organization.”

From Rick Lepsinger: High Performance, Agile Leadership: A Balancing Act

“Most research and theories focus on one or two aspects of leadership and assume the same approach will work in all situations. They look at leadership in a vacuum rather than considering it in relation to a company’s organizational processes and how it can influence financial performance. Traditional leadership models also fail to acknowledge the fact that situations change and leaders need to adapt based on factors like pricing trends, competition and health and safety concerns.”

From Cassidy Solis: Multi-Dimensional Leadership Competencies

“The ability to reinvent work options that allow both business and employees to thrive is what sets exemplary organizations apart. One such employer is Goodway Group, a When Work Works Award winning organization that has implemented effective and flexible work as a business strategy to address the changing economy, changing technology, changing community infrastructure, and changing employee demographics. Leaders at Goodway Group believe in sharing their best practices and expertise with other business leaders.”

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

Posted in Leadership Development

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