Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 7/17/15

July 17, 2015 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 why leadership development programs fail, leadership development outside the box, leadership development beyond training, and how organizations are improving leadership development.

From Vanessa LoVerme Akhtar: Why Leadership Development Programs Fail: Weak Foundations

“McKinsey made an argument for why leadership development programs fail. At Kotter International, we recognize the difficulty in successfully implementing these programs, but we also believe they can be a key component to helping you and your organization thrive in an increasingly complex world.”

From Joe Passkiewicz: On Leadership, Career Development and Getting Out of the Box

“Unfortunately, the most common and efficient way to grow in one’s career today is to jump from department to department or from company to company in order to climb the corporate ladder to make career progress.”

From Stephen J. Gill: Stop Relying on Training for Employee Learning

“Formal training continues to take up too much of organizational resources. Formal, event-based training (courses, workshops, seminars, MOOCs) has a place in corporate learning but only a small place and only for employee learning that can’t be achieved in other, more timely, less costly, and more effective ways. This is because formal training (referred to as ‘push’ learning), regardless of how well it is delivered to employees, is limited in its impact.”

From Nicola Middlemiss: How are organisations improving leadership development?

“New research from DDI and The Conference Board has shed light on how leadership development is viewed by people in leadership positions.”

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

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