From ground-level managers to senior executives, it’s leadership that makes a company. In fact, Gallup found that 70% of the variance in employee engagement is attributed to managers. Given the ever-tightening labor market, solid leadership is more important than ever. But, leadership development doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Below are a number of lists for leadership development resources. Leadership Development Associations Leadership development associations provide a central hub for leadership training resources. They’re an essential tool when developing a leadership development strategy. Listed below, you’ll find the top organizations that specialize in developing leadership. The American Management Association Human Capital Institute Society for Human Resource Management Association for Talent Development World Economic Forum American Leadership Development Association National Management Association American Society of Association Executives Association of Leadership Programs International Leadership Association Academy of Human Resource Development Center for Creative Leadership Harvard Business Publishing: Corporate Learning Harvard Business Review Business Professionals of America Association of Latino Professionals For America The Senior Executives Association American Veterinary Medical Association TedTalks on Leadership TedTalks are an excellent way to reinforce leadership lessons. They offer bite-sized inspiration that can fit in anywhere. Below are some of the best leadership talks available. Roselinde Torres: What it takes to be a great leader Drew Dudley: Everyday leadership Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action Simon Sinek: Why good leaders make you feel safe Elizabeth Lyle: How to break bad management habits before they reach the next generation of leaders Charlene Li: Efficient leadership in the digital era Dan Pink: The puzzle of motivation Margaret Heffernan: Dare to disagree Itay Talgam: Lead like the great conductors Stanley McChrystal: Listen, learn … then lead David Logan: Tribal leadership Tim Harford: Trial, error and the God complex Sheryl Sandberg: So we leaned in … now what? Derek Sivers: How to start a movement John Wooden: The difference between winning and succeeding Rick Warren: A life of purpose Shawn Achor: The happy secret to better work Adam Grant: Are you a giver or a taker? Brene Brown: On Vulnerability Dan Pink: The puzzle of motivation Tom Wujec: Got a wicked problem? First, tell me how you make toast Fields Wicker-Miurin: Learning from leadership’s missing manual Nancy Duarte: The secret structure of great talks Nilofer Merchant: Got a meeting? Take a walk Fred Swaniker: The leaders who ruined Africa, and the generation who can fix it Linda Cliatt-Wayman: How to fix a broken school? Lead fearlessly, love hard Adam Grant: The surprising habits of original thinkers Amy Cuddy: Your body language may shape who you are How should a CEO lead? A musical exploration Charlene Li: Efficient leadership in the digital era Thought Leaders Thought leaders provide a wealth of content. Going straight to the source of those quotes you’re always seeing is a great way of finding deeper insights. Below are some essential thought leaders to look into and model after. Marshall Goldsmith Simon Sinek John Maxwell Jon Gordon Lolly Daskal Richard Branson Susan Cain Bill Taylor Jennifer McClure Patricia Fripp Workshops Leadership development workshops provide hands-on experience that can pack a lot of learning into a short amount of time. There’s a lot out there, however, so it’s vital that you find one that caters to your needs. Below is a selection of proven workshops with a variety of specialties. DX Learning Solutions Gotham Culture EY Learning & Development Disney Institute: Professional Development & Leadership Training John Maxwell: On-Site Workshops CMOE: Bottom Line Leadership Training LinkedIn Learning Dale Carnegie Leadership Development Talensmart: Emotional Intelligence Certification WJM Associates: Leadership Development Workshops World Business Forum The Ken Blanchard Companies: Leadership Events and Training Leadership Development Books CEOs on average read 60 books a year. This isn’t a coincidence. To be an effective leader, there’s no way of getting around the need for the occasional deep dive. Below are some essential classics in leadership development to get you started. The Science of Story: Brand is a Reflection of Culture by Adam Fridman Developing Global Leader: Insights from African Case Studies The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You (10th Anniversary Edition) by John C. Maxwell, Think Outside the Building How Advanced Leaders Can Change the World One Smart Innovation at a Time by Rosabeth Moss Kanter Applied Leadership Development (Leadership: Research and Practice) by Al Bolea and Leanne Atwater The Leadership Investment: How the World’s Best Organizations Gain Strategic Advantage Through Leadership Development by Robert M. Fulmer Marshall Goldsmith, Robert M. Fulmer, Marshall Goldsmith Feeding Your Leadership Pipeline: How to Develop the Next Generation of Leaders in Small to Mid-Sized Companies by Daniel Tobin Best Practices in Talent Management: How the World’s Leading Corporations Manage, Develop, and Retain Top Talent by Marshall Goldsmith The Bass Handbook of Leadership Theory, Research, and Managerial Applications by Bernard M. Bass, Ruth Bass Learning to Lead: The Journey to Leading Yourself, Leading Others, and Leading an Organization by Ron Williams Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 by John C. Maxwell Humble Leadership: The Power of Relationships, Openness, and Trust (The Humble Leadership Series) Leadership is an Art, by Max DePree Leadershift, by John C. Maxwell Scholarly Leadership Research Unfortunately, the world of leadership development is full of claims that aren’t backed by research. The best way to get around this is to turn straight to scholarly research. Test your assumptions and read the insightful, research-backed articles below.
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Harvard Business Review: The State of Leadership Development Report Academia.edu: Leadership Development Leadership Development Method: A Literature Review of Leadership Development Strategy and Tactics The Many Faces of Leadership: Proposing Research Agenda Through a Review of Literature How Effective Leadership Can Facilitate Change in Organizations through Improvement and Innovation RAND Corporation: Organizational Leadership Development Research on the Importance of Leadership Development Leadership Development: A Review and Agenda for Future Research Senior Leaders’ Strategic Role in Leadership Development Leadership Conferences and Live Events Like concerts and sporting events, live leadership events have a special way of pumping you up. They provide the inspiration you need to take that pivotal next step. Below is an exciting assortment of live events and conferences in leadership development. Work Human Live EntreLeadership Conferences Learning Solutions Conference Human Capital Institute: 2020 Learning & Leadership Development Conference 2020 Chief Executive Leadership Summit Stanford Business: Executive Education Gartner CIO Leadership Forum Women’s Leadership Conference Leadercast 2020 WORLDZ Summit Talent Development Think Tank Business Agility Conference Small Business Leadership Conference Imagine Your Workplace Culture Summit SHRM Annual Conference OPTIMA Conference Forbes Under 30 Summit Forbes Women’s Summit Techstars Startup Week EY: The Strategic Growth Forum Tugboat Institute The Culture First Global Conference Responsive Conference The Culture Conference Continuing Education New developments are emerging every day. In today’s marketplace, lifelong learning is essential to remain competitive. The programs below provide the education leaders today need to develop. eCornell: Leadership Certificates Walsh College: Master of Science in Organizational Leadership SNHU: Organizational Leadership (BS) Growing Leaders UC Berkeley: Leadership Development Programs Yale: Leadership Development Programs Brockport: Leadership Development Bloomfield: Student Leadership Development Program Rider: Leadership Development Program Umass Lowell: Leadership Development & Rotational Programs Great Valley: Master of Leadership Development Southern Maine Community College: Leadership Development Courses Harvard Business School: Program for Leadership Development Babson College: Leadership Series Colorado State University: Online Organizational Leadership BS Michigan Ross: Emerging Leaders Program MIT: Leadership in an Exponentially Changing World Antioch University: Graduate School of Leadership and Change Northwestern: Kellogg Executive Education NYU: Leadership Courses Columbia: Leadership Development Wharton: Leadership Programs University of Colorado Boulder: Master of Science in Organizational Leadership Emory: Leadership Development Queens University of Charlotte: Executive Leadership Institute Sellinger Business School: Advanced Leadership Development Program – Sellinger Business School University of Minnesota: Leadership Development Programs Vanderbilt: Leadership Development Program Lynchburg: Leadership Development