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High potential programs bring value to the individual participants, by helping them reflect on their leadership strengths and areas for development. Such programs impact all the teams and communities the participant works with, and have a positive impact on the efficiency of the participants in their current or future role. These programs are Continue Reading…Filed under Talent Management | Comment (0)
At times we see leaders advocating a person for advancement simply because at some point he or she designated as “high potential.” Despite no clear evidence of the capabilities required for success in the role being discussed, the “high potential” label is sufficient to get the person considered. When someone says an employee Continue Reading…Filed under Talent Management | Comment (0)
I hear the question all the time: Why don’t we have more women in leadership positions? In 1950, the labor force participation rate of women in the US was around 34%. Today, that rate is almost 47% and the US Department of Labor projects that by 2025, it will climb to 58.1% (compared Continue Reading…Filed under Leadership Development | Comments (2)
I once heard a physicist describe the end of time. She said it was like a photograph. The picture in a photograph will never change and that, she said, is what the end of the universe will be like because time is the measure of change. Everything in life, without exception, changes; change is Continue Reading…Filed under Talent Development | Comment (0)
In 2013, the volume of mergers and acquisitions in the U.S. hit one of the highest levels in recent years, and 2014 is shaping up to be even better. Or worse, depending on your viewpoint. No matter how you look at it, acquisition integration is a fact of life in business today. In Continue Reading…Filed under Talent Management | Comment (0)
The next time someone in your organization wonders aloud whether allocating more money to talent development programs will deliver a good return on investment, you might want to quote this statistic: It costs anywhere from four to ten times more to attract a new customer than to keep an existing one satisfied, according Continue Reading…Filed under Talent Management | Comment (0)
Ensuring the success of high potential programs is more important than ever, as companies struggle to identify, assess, develop and manage the careers of top talent to fill leadership gaps. Here are three of the most common traps in managing a high potential program and how to avoid these pitfalls. Confusing high performance Continue Reading…Filed under Talent Management | Comment (0)
The world of work has undergone a significant shift in the last few years as the recession recedes. In particular, we see a renewed focus on workforce planning due to several factors, including: The looming exodus of baby-boomers from the market Talent mismatch as companies adopt new business strategies that require different workforce skills Continue Reading…Filed under Talent Development | Comment (1)
It’s critical to keep top executives engaged in the high potential development process. In my previous blog, I talked about the value of their input in the early stages – to align the development priorities with the business strategies and goals – and in rolling the program out to the enterprise where the strong Continue Reading…Filed under Talent Management | Comment (0)
In the Human Age, no business strategy can be successfully executed without a talent strategy that takes into account what skills are needed to move the business forward. With employees expected to deliver faster time to value, it’s clear that organizations are recognizing that talent assessment needs to be an ongoing initiative. In Continue Reading…Filed under Talent Management | Comment (0)