Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: May 9, 2014

May 9, 2014 by Wally Bock

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 what to do when training doesn’t work, leadership branding, promoting from within, and your HiPo program.

From Charles Jennings: What Does the Training Department Do When Training Doesn’t Work?

“One of the challenges about how well the money is being spent is that the ‘holy grail’ for many training and learning departments – identifying the financial value of the investment in training and other structured learning and development activity (the ROI) – is rarely achieved and, many would argue, is a flawed measure anyway. We know that there’s a lot more to ‘value’ than a tangible monetary figure (try getting someone to swap their late mother’s wedding ring valued at $1,000 for a new one valued at $3,000 and you’ll get the picture).”

From Julie Winkle Giulioni: Brand Boring

“A prospective client asked to talk with me recently. (To protect her identity, we’ll call her Lara.)  Lara’s executives wanted to clarify and begin driving a leadership brand throughout the organization. What unfolded during our conversation was a plan whereby their values, credo, code of conduct, and core competencies would converge into a leadership profile that would drive all recruiting, selection, training, and succession strategies. Their objective: to establish a consistent expression of leadership that would be recognizable worldwide.”

From China Gorman: Promoting from Within: Not as Easy as it Seems

“A recent survey by the College for America, ‘The 2014 Workplace Strategies Survey’, conducted by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, reveals that employers prefer developing employees to hiring new ones by a 2:1 margin. A smart and cost-effective talent management strategy to be sure. But preferring to promote and being able to promote are two quite different things – as this study points out.”

From Michelle M. Smith: Why Your HiPo Program May Be a Waste of Time and Money

“It’s well known that organizations with strong leaders can double their revenue and profit growth. But if you don’t initially select the right people for your high-potential (HiPo) employee program, you’re setting yourself up for failure. With competition for the hottest talent getting stronger every day, make sure you’re doing everything possible to develop your best and brightest.”

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

Posted in Leadership Development

If You Enjoyed This Post...

You'll love getting updates when we post new articles on leadership development, 360 degree feedback and behavior change. Enter your email below to get a free copy of our book and get notified of new posts:

Follow Envisia Learning:

RSS Twitter linkedin Facebook

Are You Implementing a Leadership Development Program?

Call us to discuss how we can help you get more out of your leadership development program:

(800) 335-0779, x1