Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 8/8/14

August 8, 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 leadership development today and a decade ago, leadership transitions, seizing leadership development opportunities, and the top five coaching mistakes in leadership development.

From Kathy Caprino: What Great Leadership Training Does Now That It Didn’t 10 Years Ago

“Do a Google search on ‘Leadership Training,’ and you’ll find over 100 million results – academic programs, management training series, white papers, leadership ‘gurus,’ articles, resources and more. Those of us in the leadership space are inundated with new-fangled approaches to understanding leadership, and teaching and training leaders today.”

From Naphtali Hoff: Joe Torre & Joe Girardi — how leaders make transitions

“A leadership transition is one of the most important yet underappreciated aspects of a new leader’s experience. It helps to frame the new leader’s role and the relationship that he develops with his team. If managed well, such transitions can make all the difference in promoting acceptance from within the ranks, and allowing the new leader the time and patience necessary to get acclimated and begin to build equity.”

From Julie Winkle Giulioni: Develop or Die

“Working with several organizations recently, I’ve experienced many managers who respond with relief when their employees express a sentiment like, ‘No thank you… I’m fine just as/where I am’ in response to development opportunities. There seems to be a growing sentiment that limited resources should not be wasted on those who are disinterested in growth. Time and training is being invested only in high potentials and those who demonstrate an active interest in development. But instead of accepting this indifference, managers should be saying to all employees ‘grow or go home’ because in organizations today, the reality is ‘develop or die’.”

From David Witt: Executive Coaching—5 Top Mistakes—A Coach’s Perspective

“Executive coaching has become a mainstream development tool for leaders in today’s organizations. The challenge with any tool is to use it properly. Used poorly, a tool can have unintentional effects, or fail to achieve the desired outcomes.”

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

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