Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 9/12/14

September 12, 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 Millennials, turning life into learning, leadership development programs for women, and developing leaders for a networked economy.

From China Gorman: Millennial Employees: Defying Assumptions

“We may still think of Millennials as ‘the next generation’ but the fact is that this group will make up the majority of the workforce in the not too distant future, so research on the values and expectations of this generation is valuable – and actionable.”

From Julie Winkle Giulioni: Developing leaders: Turning life into learning

“For the average leader, life is filled with an kaleidoscope of challenges that offer tremendous opportunity for learning and growth. Ordinary occurrences during a normal day at work can be as instructive as the most carefully crafted training exercise — for a leader who recognizes this — for a leader who knows how to turn life into learning. Organizations can redeploy billions of training dollars each year by focusing on helping leaders mine their regularly scheduled lives for deep insights, feedback, strategies and solutions.”

From Joelle K. Jay: Why Most Leadership Development Programs For Women Fail And How To Change That

“Behind the veneer of enthusiasm, the numbers of women in the top leadership positions at most companies remain largely the same. In America’s top companies, only 4.6% of Fortune 500 CEO positions and 16.9% of corporate board positions are currently held by women–numbers that have barely moved in a decade.”

From Stephen Garcia: Developing Leaders for a Networked Economy

“As organizations change, so must those who lead them. According to the Center for Creative Leadership, more than ever before, leaders’ success depends on their ability to build and maintain strategic relationships. In response, new leadership competencies are gaining prominence. These competencies have names such as managing in a matrixed environment, leading without authority, breaking down silos, and collaborating across functions.”

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

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