Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 10/10/14

October 10, 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 development mindsets, turning star workers into bad leaders, and developing leaders in the Social Age.

From Charles Jennings: Workplace Performance: Development Mindsets and 70:20:10

“Professor Carol Dweck is a psychologist at Stanford University and the prime force behind mindset theory. Dweck’s research has led her to the conclusion that each individual will place themselves on a continuum according to their implicit belief of where their own ability originates.”

From Dan McCarthy: 10 Reasons Why Superstar Employees Make Lousy Managers

“In sports, we know the best players don’t always make the best coaches, and average players often become great coaches. The same is true in just about any occupation. Yet, organizations keep making the same mistake over and over by promoting their top performing salespeople, their smartest engineers, or their best mechanics to managers and then are surprised when they struggle or fail. Then, they do it all over again.”

From Tim Sackett: Why Your Best Performers Usually Make the Worst Leaders

“It’s the same old story: One of your employees performs really, really well, and because of their performance you move them out of the position they are in and put them in a leadership position. Then, they fail and become a lousy performer.”

From Frank Guglielmo and Sudhanshu Palsule: Leadership in the Social Age

“It is ineffective to focus on static lists of behaviors and backward-looking competency models to frame leadership development. The most effective leadership development work focuses on the individual and uses the leader’s own productive capabilities as a starting point. This creates three important shifts.”

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

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