Category: Leadership Development

Leadership Development covers all the programs, tools, and investments that develop managers, supervisors, leaders, and executives. This often includes first and second-line management development, senior leadership development, and executive development. Practitioners in this area study leadership competency models, succession planning models, and many aspects of executive development, coaching, and training.

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BetterUp Manage: Pioneering AI-Powered Platform For Leaders

This week I attended the BetterUp Uplift conference and I really was impressed. This is a company that exploded into the market with an innovative coaching and employee wellbeing network built around an assessment called the “whole person model.” Through a set of shrewd marketing and sales strategies BetterUp established a leadership position in this ... Read more»

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Companies Have Been Neglecting Their Leadership, And It Shows

This week we launched a two-year study of corporate leadership programs, and the results are staggering. Despite the pandemic, inflation, pressure for hybrid work, and a highly competitive labor market, companies have been neglecting their leadership development. And as our research points out, this can have a very negative impact on performance.

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It was bound to happen: Leadership Development powered by AI. Here’s the latest…

As we’ve discovered in our Irresistible Leadership research, mid-level managers are struggling. Not only have managers had to deal with remote work, the pandemic, and many job changes and layoffs, they are burned out themselves. New research by Microsoft found that 53% ... Read more»

Torch: A Fast-Growing New Player In Coaching And Development

The corporate coaching market is on fire. Today more than $360 Billion is spent on all forms of corporate training (average company spends around $1,400 per employee per year) and you can add an additional $300-500 per year on coaching.  The result is a massive market, one that might be over $450 Billion or ... Read more»

Online Coaching Is So Hot It’s Now Disrupting Leadership Development

Online coaching has become a white-hot market and it’s totally disrupting leadership development. Vendors like BetterUp, Torch, CoachHub, Bravely, SoundingBoard, Pluma (owned by Skillsoft), and Ezra have now become some of the fastest-growing vendors in the training (and HR Tech) market.

BetterUp, the clear market leader, is now valued at ... Read more»

The Flourishing, Surprising, Badly Needed Market For Online Coaching

Of all the surprises from the pandemic, one of the biggest is the explosive growth of online coaching. It’s as if the virus hit us hard, disrupted us in unpredictable ways, and we’ve now unleashed the internet to help support each other.

I know this sounds a little altruistic, but how else can I explain ... Read more»

Why Udemy Could Be The Hottest Company In Corporate Learning

The corporate training and skills development market is massive. Today it’s over $360 Billion and growing by almost 8% this year. Why the explosive growth? It’s simple: every individual, employee, and company is upskilling themselves for careers and growth.

For companies, the mandate is clear: the average company spends $1500 or more per employee each ... Read more»

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Why Leadership Development Feels Broken: And How We’re Fixing It

The market for leadership development solutions is enormous: more than $14 billion is spent by corporations and there are more than 70,000 books and videos on the topic. When we ask companies about their top talent issues, “improving our pipeline of leadership” always comes out near the top. (As of the last year only ... Read more»

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Employee Engagement 3.0 – From Feedback to Action

The employee engagement and feedback tools market has been explosive. As I wrote about in Feedback is the Killer App, giving employees the ability to express their opinions has transformed the world of management. CEOs and business leaders everywhere are now evaluated by their ability to keep employees happy.

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We Wasted Ten Years Talking About Performance Ratings. The Seven Things We’ve Learned.

I can’t tell you how many meetings I’ve had talking with companies about changing their performance management process. Going back to 2015 articles were written by people like Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall (both personal friends), and many others about the need to change year-end ratings, implement regular feedback practices, and reduce the power of ... Read more»

Becoming Simply Irresistible Part 2: Supportive Management

As our Simply Irresistible model shows below, there are five essential elements of employee success: meaningful work, supportive management, a humane work environment, growth opportunities, and trust in leadership. In this article (the second of five, you can read the first here), I’ll discuss the issue of management.

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Research Shows that Retention and Engagement Now Top Challenges Around The World

We just published the major study Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends 2015, and the results are striking.

Today, driven by shifts in both work ethos and the transparency of the job market, employee retention and engagement are now the #1 problems companies face.  (3,200 respondents from over 100 countries)

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Leadership and Talent Challenges in Asia. It’s Different.

I recently completed a tour of Asia (Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo) and met with dozens of Human Resources and business leaders. It was a fascinating trip and I want to share a few thoughts.

1. Leadership Gaps Abound, and yes, Asian Leaders Behave Differently.

It’s easy to generalize about Asia (economies are growing rapidly, nationalities ... Read more»