5/5/12: Wally's Writing on Leadership and Talent Development

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Here's a review of my writing on leadership and talent development this week. There were posts on fighting complexity with simplicity, learning for the future of work, and George Carlin on leadership. There were also pointers to other resources, imagination igniters, and my Boss's Tips of the Day.

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4/29/12: Leadership Reading to Start Your Week
Here are five choice articles from the business schools, the business press and major consulting firms to start off your work week. I'm pointing you to articles about driving out fear, the plight of middle managers and the companies who miss them, management skills for the 21st Century, Big Data and management, and the Steve Jobs Way.

Fight Complexity with Simplicity and Agility
If the world is becoming more complex, your safety may be in simplicity.

5/1/12: By and About Leaders
Studying individual leaders is a great way to learn about leadership. This week I'm pointing you to posts by and about Val Rahmani, Yvon Chouinard, and Shellye Archambeau.

5/2/12: A Midweek Look at the Independent Business Blogs
Every week I select five excellent posts from this week's independent business blogs. This week, I'm pointing you to posts on why not to have a culture chief, the new rules for the Secret Service, conscious leadership, a silent leadership killer, and mentors.

Leadership Lessons from George Carlin
George Carlin never said a word, as far as I know, about leadership. But what if he had?

5/4/12: Weekend Imagination Igniters
Here's a thought starter and reading recommendation to ignite your imagination this weekend. This week it's about relaxing and turning off the email.

Boss's Tips of the Day from This Week
These short tips for bosses are based on Wally's Working Supervisor's Support Kit . Follow the link for more on each tip.

The "How" is Important

The Team is Your Destiny

People don't change much

Make weaknesses irrelevant

Getting Better

My posts at Results vs. Activities on Talent Development

Learning for the Future of Work
"Lifelong learning" has been elusive and difficult. You got to choose from three less than satisfactory options.

5/3/12: Top Talent Development Posts this Week
Every week, I review blogs that cover talent development to find the very best talent development posts. This week, you'll find pointers to pieces on hurry-up hiring on the rise, Gen-Y and recruiting benchmarks, understanding turnover, measurement in talent management, and whether transparency is good in succession planning.

When you follow me on Twitter you'll receive a stream of pointers to interesting blog posts, articles, and resources throughout each business day.

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