Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 9/14/18

September 14, 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 becoming a more agile learner, why great employees may not make great leaders, why facilitating leadership training is hard, and key components of leadership development programs that work.

From Jesse Sostrin: A Practical Plan to Become a More Agile Learner

“To be ready for change, leaders must learn every day they’re on the job, taking each communication, decision-making event, or problem-solving test as a potential growth experience. By deliberately mining the workday for opportunities to learn, managers can form the good habits that accelerate learning agility and avoid the bad habits that slow it down.”

From David Butlein: Why Your Great Employees Aren’t Always Great Managers

“As Google learned in its internal research, the primary pitfall of managers is that strong individual contributors get promoted into leadership roles for which they don’t have the requisite skills. From my perspective, having worked with managers across industries, most struggling managers don’t know how to be exceptional leaders. They’ve never learned, and they may not be getting the right feedback to develop those skills. They’re getting in their own way because they don’t know any other way.”

From Kris Dunn: Why Facilitating Leadership Training Is Hard (Video)

“Being a good to great facilitator of Leadership Training is hard. Why? 5 quick observations:”

From John Mattone: The Key Components of Leadership Training Programs That Work

“Poorly designed or executed leadership training programs may be largely ineffective in enabling the new, improved habits that leaders and emerging leaders should have. Participants in such programs need to learn new skills, learn why they need those skills, and practice those skills so that they eventually become ingrained. The following key components should be included in any leadership training program in which you choose to invest, so you’ll get the maximum return on your investment.”

Thanks to Smartbrief on Leadership for pointing me to this story

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

Posted in Leadership Development

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