employee development

Let's Take the Complexity Out of Leadership!

There is so much to continually read about leadership that anyone researching the subject can easily become very confused as to what leadership really is and what an effective leader should be doing. I firmly believe that if we're going to help anyone become leadership material, we must try to boil leadership down to the simplest form that we can. The discussion of leadership, in my view, has almost taken on a sort of philosophical overtone, which I personally am not comfortable with.

So let's try to make the subject of leadership a little simpler for all of us to understand.

Michaels on Employee Development

In his book, The War for Talent, Ed Michaels relays the following findings collected from the feedback of 12,000 managers:

“When you talk about development, … most people think about training. Training is 10% of the development equation. Fifty percent is the sequence of jobs that you have, and 40% is the coaching and mentoring and candid feedback that you have or don’t have.”

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