Leadership Development

Six issues to avoid in getting actionable leadership feedback

Six issues to avoid in getting actionable leadership feedback

One key ingredient of learning leadership from experience is reflection upon that experience based on feedback. Powerful feedback and productive reflection, however much invoked, are not that easy to get right. Especially in the beginning, they require time, careful consideration and a conscious approach to get something out of it.

Why leadership development on-the-job fails and how to get it right

Why leadership development on-the-job fails and how to get it right

No one, we believe, will challenge one of the key propositions at the heart of our Leadership Development Kit: that individual leadership skills are best developed through practice and experience on-the-job. In many leadership development initiatives, however, training leadership skills off-the-job still gets the majority of program planners’ attention. 

Leadership development – addressing young leaders’ challenges

Leadership development – addressing young leaders’ challenges

What are the most common challenges young leaders face early in their careers? And how can they be supported so they can develop their capabilities while facing those challenges? As we have argued earlier in this blog, leadership is learned – not predetermined by personality – and this learning happens mainly in practice ...

Building leaders – A canvas for leadership development

Building leaders – A canvas for leadership development

Leadership is something like the secret sauce of modern organizations. Managers who are strong leaders are seen as a key factor for any organization dealing with challenges, such as technological disruption, intensifying competition and regulatory burdens. It is the leadership capacity that makes organizations prepared for an unknown future ...