Stop Training Leaders and Start Developing Leadership

The Peformance Improvement

[This post first appeared on the Learning to be Great Blog.]. Jessica Leitch, David Lancefield, and Mark Dawson, all of PwC UK, have identified “10 Principles of Strategic Leadership” that, when implemented, create the conditions for the development of strategic leaders.

Four False Assumptions About Leadership Development

The Peformance Improvement

Deloitte has identified “leadership development” as a major challenge for HR leaders in 2015. From this study, they conclude: Organizations around the world are struggling to strengthen their leadership pipelines, yet over the past year businesses fell further behind, particularly in their ability to develop Millennial leaders. Just because you are in a leadership role doesn’t mean you are an effective leader.

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Global Leadership Development (GLD): Distance

Your Training Edge

Leadership development, like traditional training and development, faces traditional challenges such as distance, culture, diversity, design and delivery methods, along with budgets and workforces. Blogs and discussion boards are also helpful to groups who are separated by distance or time.

Learning Rebel Book Review: The Social Leadership Handbook by Julian Stodd

Learning Rebels

I didn’t need to think twice, the choice was easy – The Social Leadership Handbook, by Julian Stodd. Anyone who knows me and is a regular reader of this blog knows that Julian Stodd is my hero and if you aren’t reading his work – you are missing out!

What leadership development can learn from sales

Kineo

I recently had a conversation with Richard Finnegan, author of The Power of Stay Interviews and several books on employee retention. In our conversation, Richard made an analogy between retaining employees and managing a sales pipeline.

Why leadership development matters

Matrix

almost 60% said they never received any training when they transitioned into their first leadership role. Poor leadership almost always generates dissatisfaction among team members and decreased performance so it is very important to support new managers on their journey.

6 Big Benefits Of Leadership Training

PulseLearning

The success of leadership training always depends on how it is done. What was it about their leadership that motivated and encouraged you? The post 6 Big Benefits Of Leadership Training appeared first on PulseLearning. eLearning Blog Leadership Training

Hierarchical Leadership vs. Networked Leadership

The Peformance Improvement

Harold Jarche, in his blog , talks about the differences between a hierarchy and a networked organization and how that affects leadership. He writes: It takes different leadership to increase collaboration and support social learning in the workplace. Leadership is the key, not technology. Most of our leadership practices come from a command and control military legacy that have been adopted by the business world for the past century.

Expect The Unexpected: 8 Ways Leadership Online Training Prepares Managers For Everyday Challenges

TalentLMS

In this article, we’ll share 8 tips to prepare your managers for every eventuality through leadership online training. How Leadership Online Training Prepares Managers For Everyday Challenges. Interviews / Opinions Leadership Online Training Leadership Training

Growing Strong Leadership Skills: What Makes a Great Leader?

Growth Engineering

I reveal how to develop strong leadership skills within your teams, for revolutionary results! Strong leadership is vital to employee engagement and business success! Below, I explore how to develop strong leadership skills within our own management teams.

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The science of teamwork and true leadership

Matrix

The post The science of teamwork and true leadership appeared first on MATRIX Blog. Teamwork and collaboration are qualities that inevitably show up in any job description when companies publish ads for hiring new people.

The Knowledge Sharing Paradox – Is Ownership or Thought Leadership the Highest Hurdle?

Dashe & Thomson

The post The Knowledge Sharing Paradox – Is Ownership or Thought Leadership the Highest Hurdle? appeared first on Social Learning Blog. Leadership

Command-and-Control Leadership vs. People-Centered Leadership

The Peformance Improvement

Command-and-control leadership remains pervasive throughout business, government, and nonprofit organizations. Bnet.com defines command-and-control as: …a style of leadership that uses standards, procedures, and output statistics to regulate the organization. A command and control approach to leadership is authoritative in nature and uses a top-down approach, which fits well in bureaucratic organizations in which privilege and power are vested in senior management.

Why Modern Leadership is So Hard

Learnloft

In many ways the current beliefs and thinking around leadership seem amazing compared to the leadership beliefs of prior generations. So their first line leadership team must get results and make an impact quickly or they are deemed a failure. Not to mention you must cater to the range of different generations and display the leadership styles that each individual on the team needs to perform their best. people fail at leadership every year.

Benefits of Strategic Leadership Tools

The Peformance Improvement

Leaders need tools (See: ASTD Workforce Development Blog ). Employee Engagement Leadership Management Organizational Learning Teamwork

Leadership through Blended Learning: Sorority LMS Success

WBT Systems

Blended Learning programs are the ideal way to deliver leadership development programs as they are more effective at creating behavioral change and deep learning. The post Leadership through Blended Learning: Sorority LMS Success appeared first on WBT Systems.

3 Reasons Your Leadership Development Program May Be Failing

Training Industry

It’s likely we have all seen this scenario before: Your organization runs a leadership development program, anything from a half-day workshop to a full week of lectures, breakouts and role-playing. I believe we arrive at that point because, too often, we think the leadership development program itself is enough. There is no shortage of information describing the leadership gap in organizations around the world. Leadership coaching is not only about influencing another leader.

It’s Time for Brain-Aware Leadership

Learningtogo

I also recruited several guests you’ll be hearing soon on our podcast, including neuroscientists Dr. Art Kohn , leadership consultant Dr. Denise Hummel , brain-based video expert Steve Haskin , leadership development expert Katie Stroud and other exciting colleagues. LearningToGo Blog

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Embracing Innovation in Learning | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

This shift in leadership style can be characterized as moving from the “Do as I say&# leader to the “Let’s work together to find the best solution&# leader. Blog this! Download the whitepaper » Blog this! Download the whitepaper » Blog this!

Learning Technology Blogs: An Analyst’s Reading List

Talented Learning

When you need solid advice about learning strategy and technology, which blogs come to mind? If you’ve been ignoring LMS vendor blogs, it’s time to take a closer look. And I’m increasingly impressed by the quality of content in some LMS blogs.

Bringing out the Boss Within: Why you should definitely offer your corporate learners leadership development courses!

eFront

Something you should consider offering to ALL your corporate learners , however, is online leadership development. Now, I know what you might be thinking: ‘Hold on, why on Earth would all the employees need to learn leadership? The Benefits Of Leadership Development.

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Learning Rebels and the ASTD (ATD) Guest Blog: Learning through Sharing

Learning Rebels

Anyway, the last couple of weeks have had me head down writing a two part blog post for ASTD.org. From the person letting me know they were inspired to add more features to their toolbox; to the person who confided that originally they had no urge to change, but now they see a reason; to the person who suggested I add a “donate button” to my blog (thank you BTW). Learning through sharing. Lately I’ve been on a bit of a sharing kick.

Creating a Virtual Leadership Academy: A Case Study #ASTDTK14

Learning Visions

These are my live blogged notes from ASTD Tech Knowledge session with Eric Heckerson. But the upshot is they created/designed a virtual leadership event. Virtual learning event for physician leaders. I missed his opening setup, so didn’t get some of the context.

Learning, Leadership & Other Lessons

InSync Training

This blog post will share insights from the first two days of the conference, and provide resources related to emerging trends. ATD International Conference and Exposition 2016 Recap. Greetings from Denver, Colorado! I have the great privilege of representing InSync Training at the Association for Talent Development’s annual International Conference and Exposition.

Women in L&D Leadership: The State of the Industry

Clarity Consultants

But just as is clearly seen across disciplines, it can be an uphill battle for women to break into leadership roles. In this first blog we explore the state of the industry. We are lucky to live in a period of time where professional women are making great strides in the learning and development community. Today we're going to take a first look at women in L&D as part of a new series. Instructional Designers

On leadership development for Millennials

Matrix

These were the findings of Brandon Hall Group’s 2015 State of Leadership Development Study. Combined with the impending retirement of Baby Boomers, employers will continue to face big leadership gaps if immediate action is not taken. A new approach to leadership development is needed.

#SHRMI14 - Post 1: Ashok Alexander – Leadership Lessons from the Field

ID Reflections

It was Ashok Alexander''s session on Leadership from the Field. He captures one such story in the blog post Leadership Secrets of the Commercial Sex Worker. And this profound insight taught him some of the fundamentals of leadership. To the question, “What is leadership?”

Why it’s time to democratise leadership training

Sponge UK

Leadership training is only for managers. But how and why would you invest in leadership skills across the wider workforce? Starting earlier On average, a manager will have been supervising people for 9 years before taking part in any kind of formal leadership training.

Why You Need To Invest In Leadership Training

PulseLearning

Organizations that invest in leadership training can retain employees and reduce costly recruitment expenses. Quality leadership is a combination of the right qualities and the right training. The post Why You Need To Invest In Leadership Training appeared first on PulseLearning.

TOP eLearning and Workplace Learning Blogs

eFront

I did my research and I listed 134 eLearning and workplace Learning Blogs. > If you would like me to include your elearning and/or workplace learning blog in this list please leave a comment. =>

Blended Virtual Training Takes Leadership Development to New Level

dVinci Interactive

As part of our video blog series, I recently had the opportunity to speak with Ed Skonecki, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at CorpU. This is accomplished by engaging a group of 30-50 leaders on a leadership topic for a five week period.

Kirkpatrick Revisited | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Tom Gram, in the February 17, 2011 post on his Performance X Design blog, says that our training programs are working when we can point to evidence and linkages in performance terms. Blog this! Download the whitepaper » Blog this! Download the whitepaper » Blog this!

What leadership development can learn from sales

Kineo

I recently had a conversation with Richard Finnegan, author of The Power of Stay Interviews and several books on employee retention. In our conversation, Richard made an analogy between retaining employees and managing a sales pipeline.

eLearning for Leadership Training – Making it Effective

Integrated Learnings

Are you in a position where you develop instructional materials for a leadership/management audience? Can we use eLearning to teach some of these soft skills that are required by leadership in a corporate environment? Partnering with an on- the-job (OJT) Mentor - For leadership/management training, there is nothing like “real world” experience. What experience have you had with using eLearning for training a management/leadership role in your organization?

A question of leadership development

E-Learning Provocateur

A provocative question was posed at the latest Learning Cafe : Does the learning department spend disproportionate effort on leadership development? Leadership is a driver of culture, which in turn is a driver of engagement, which in turn is a driver of performance. While I support the philosophy of leadership development, however, I have doubts over some of the interventions that are deployed under that banner.

A question of leadership development

E-Learning Provocateur

A provocative question was posed at the latest Learning Cafe : Does the learning department spend disproportionate effort on leadership development? Leadership is a driver of culture, which in turn is a driver of engagement, which in turn is a driver of performance. While I support the philosophy of leadership development, however, I have doubts over some of the interventions that are deployed under that banner.

In the End, It All Comes Down to Leadership

Learnloft

Leadership comes in all different shapes and sizes — male and female, extroverted and introverted, visionary and operational. There is no perfect leader or perfect leadership system. Having said that there is absolutely no denying the importance of great leadership.