These featured resources are meant to help provide access to useful educational interactive tools, webinars, worksheets and articles. A brief description and direct link to each resource can be found below. Additionally, for your convenience a google drive folder with downloaded materials has been provided for by and for each competency area.
Access Google Drive Folder: Leadership and Talent Development Resources
The 70-20-10 Rule for Leadership Development, Center for Creative Leadership- Article and Resources
Research-based, classic guide for developing managers, which explores how executives learn, grow and change over the course of their careers. The rule stats you need to have three types of experience to learn:
- Challenging Assignments (70%)
- Developmental Relationships (20%)
- Coursework and Training (10%)
Following the 70-20-10 Rule, maximize on the job opportunities to prepare leaders, develop employees and advance business goals. Putting this approach at the center of talent management can boost your efforts to attract and retain talent and accelerate the development of leaders at every level.
- Identify stretch assignments
- Staff for development, not just for performance
- Create new experiences
- Enhance learning from experience
- Promote an experience-driven development culture
How to Build Competency Based Professional Development Plans, The Bridgespan Group- Article
55 Ideas for Competency Based Professional Development, The Bridgespan Group- PDF Informational Sheet
More effective employees help organizations create greater impact. Build professional development plans for employees, determine the competencies they need to succeed in their roles. Then, employ the 70/20/10 development method to help them learn and grow while on the job.
Nonprofit Executive Succession-Planning Toolkit, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City- PDF Toolkit
Comprehensive resource for executives and board with extensive tools and examples needed to implement successful succession planning, for both planned and emergency departures. Toolkit (40 pages) includes:
- Defines roles, readiness
- Strategic leadership development
- Barriers to successful planning and implementation
- Planning templates and timeline
- Executive self-reflection questions
- Sample job descriptions
- Important competencies
- Board membership matrix
Strategic Leadership the Essential Skills, Harvard Business Review
Six skills that when mastered and used in concert, allow leaders to think strategically and navigate the unknown effectively; anticipate, challenge, interpret, decide, align and learn.
New Science of Building Teams, Harvard Business Review
The identified group dynamics that characterize high-performing teams, those with energy, creativity and shared commitment. These dynamics are observable, quantifiable and measurable, most importantly they can be strengthened.
How to Build Adaptive Capacity, Nonprofit Quarterly
Adaptive Capacity is the ability to generate or initiate change, it is something organizations pursue in an ongoing manner through measures that embed the four attributes of: external focus, network connectedness, inquisitiveness, innovation.