Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 1/1/16

January 1, 2016 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 setting development goals for 2016, why leadership development fails, how leadership development is crucial to business success, and talent development for nonprofits.

From Dan McCarthy: 13 development goals for leaders in 2016

“We’ll start with 10 goals. Don’t get too ambitious, just pick one or two, or maybe these will inspire you to come up with something better of your own. Then, make sure you include the three ‘goal boosters’ at the end.”

From Hema Ravichandar: Why companies fail to train future leaders

“A lack of real commitment and an entitlement culture are some of the reasons firms are unable to develop a leadership pipeline.”

From Chad Brooks: Leadership Development Is Crucial to Business Success

“Despite a desire to groom future leaders, many business executives aren’t supporting their company’s leadership development efforts, new research finds.”

From Libbie Landles-Cobb, Kirk Kramer, and Katie Smith Milway: Nonprofits Can’t Keep Ignoring Talent Development

“Is your social venture losing its homegrown talent — often to other social ventures? In the past two years, only 30% of open C-suite positions in the nonprofit sector were filled by an internal candidate (the rate at for-profits is 60% of positions). And almost half their replacements came from other nonprofits. This comes at a significant financial and productivity cost to all organizations, as demonstrated by research in corporate settings: Onboarding an external hire can cost up to twice the departing executive’s salary, and the time it takes for an external hire to become productive is twice as long as for someone hired from within.”

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

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