Leadership Development – Blogwatch October, 4 2008

 

Leadership Development Blogwatch

Hey, Mr. Manager, what happened to the weekly blogwatch on leadership? – Jerry in Nevada

Wow, we didn’t think anyone would notice if we took a couple of weeks off – no one seems to care when Congress leaves their business unfinished. (I mean, we keep reelecting most of them, don’t we?)

For Jerry, and the one or two other regular readers of this series, here are the best of the Leadership Development blogs for the past week (or so). Enjoy!


Get smart
In the meanwhile, we return next to our current topic of the nature of leadership with a discussion of leadership development. Today’s tip: In line with today’s subject, please see this

Leadership Development for Succession Planning
Leadership Development Team Building Communication and Presentation Skills Strategic Thinking Proposal and Report Writing Participating in Workshops and Conferences Could you please suggest, a methodology to go about this.

The Toll Road of Reinvention
Spoke to a friend last week who told me about a man of fifty-seven. A typical tale for a corporate soldier in America today. He’s tired, bored and wonders where the time went. The financial crisis happening here and around the world is …

More Leadership Development on a Dime
But I’m changing the series title to “Leadership Development on a Dime”, after one of my wife’s favorite Home and Garden Network shows, “Design on a Dime”. (The “On a Dime” series challenges designers to transform a room on a $500.00 …

Why use golf to develop leadership?
Like any powerful training program, leadership development needs a supporting, robust model of development. Unfortunately it’s not much use telling someone to BE Jack Welch, or even to tell someone what it is that Jack Welch does …

Three Foundational Leadership Development Principles
He is a passionate leadership development advocate and practices what he preaches by mentoring scores of men year and year. Our discussion really gave me the kick-start that I needed to realize how important my job is. …

Asia Needs to Focus on Leadership Development to Sustain Its Growth
The absence of a strategic focus on leadership development will make it even more difficult for the next generation of leaders in the region to successfully assume senior leadership roles. Mr. Leo Yip, Permanent Secretary, …

How to Develop a Leadership Competency Model
A leadership competency model should serve as the foundation for any organization’s leadership development system. An effective model allows an organization to clearly define what leadership competencies are required in order for an …

The Bible on Leadership
In both the old and new testaments to exemplify honesty and integrity, purpose, kindness and compassion, humility, communication, performance management, team development, courage, justice and fairness, and leadership development. …

Chaos, Clarity and Courage
My friend Terry gave me the following lesson a couple of week’s ago:. Chaos can produce clarity, which then will challenge you to take courage. If you take courage, you can speak clarity into the chaos. …

10 Ways to Get Off on the Right Foot with Your New Manager
A fellow blogger emailed me and a few other leadership development bloggers with the following request: Nicholas, Rowan, Michael, Dan, Kurt: I’m going to be reporting to a new VP imminently. I think this would be a good topic for your …

Leading Yourself Preceeds Leading Others
Since I’ve started in pastoral ministry, I’ve made it a point to set aside some time in my schedule to look after and improve upon my leadership development. Since that time, I’ve taken one full day a month to shadow or follow a leader …

Unit Level Leader Development – Are We Getting it Right?
Ask yourself when was the last time you went to CAL and looked for self or Unit level leadership development resources??? Me – only recently researching my Thesis – aside from that NEVER! RAND says we are good to go…..I say we are not…

Organizations Don’t Value Leadership Development
Companies were asked which phrase best described leadership development in their organization. Less than one in five described what would be considered a well-functioning leadership program (either strategic or focused. …

Best Principles Before Best Practices.
The game is called ‘In Search of Best Practices’ and it is played something like this: “We’re about to launch a major change (like putting in a leadership development program). Before we do, let’s benchmark the best organizations around …