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Imagine that you’ve boarded a plane for a transatlantic flight. You’re in your seat, waiting for the stragglers to get settled. You pull the in-flight magazine out of the seat pocket. The cover story proudly proclaims that the airline has not updated its hiring criteria for pilots in more than 25 years. As far Continue Reading…Filed under Leadership Development | Comment (0)
Given the buzz about the royal birth in England earlier this year, it seems only right to talk about succession planning. The Brits truly have the succession issue covered. Thanks to some visionary parliamentarians in the 17th century, ascendancy to the throne is regulated according to strict requirements. Go to the official website of Continue Reading…Filed under Leadership Development, Talent Assessment, Talent Management | Comment (0)
A sales executive called the other day. He had watched a webinar I conducted on value selling and was thinking about how to implement it in his own organization. In the presentation, I discuss how salespeople accustomed to solution selling need radically different capabilities to sell on value. The caller wanted to put a Continue Reading…Filed under Accelerating Sales Performance, Sales Performance | Comment (0)
When competency based assessments are integrated components of your recruiting, development and advancement processes, you significantly improve the odds that you are hiring and advancing the individuals who are most likely to deliver on the business’s strategic priorities. Systematic talent assessment tools will optimize performance if people clearly understand organizational expectations. High-potentials – Continue Reading…Filed under Talent Assessment | Comment (0)
Are you spending the right amount of time on work that is most relevant to your role and your responsibilities in your organization? If you’re like many of the executives I coach, you probably think so. But you may be wrong. I often discover that leaders are spending 60%, 70%, 80% of their time on Continue Reading…Filed under Executive Coaching | Comment (0)
Not long ago I came across an article talking about the current fascination with zombies in our popular culture. From TV shows to best sellers, we’re inundated with armies of the walking dead. And my first thought was, gee, visit any mid- to large-size company today and you’ll see the same thing. Zoned-out, blank-eyed employees Continue Reading…Filed under Employee Engagement | Comment (0)
Recently, Right Management and The Conference Board conducted a survey of leadership development trends, collecting insights from 650+ executives worldwide. One finding that stood out is that despite the collective concern over the coming leadership vacuum as baby boomers retire, organizations may not be paying sufficient attention to building skills of their future business Continue Reading…Filed under Leadership Development | Comment (0)
One talent management problem that I frequently encounter in my work with global companies is a flawed nomination process for entry into high potential programs. High performance is often conflated with high potential when, in fact, the two are radically different. An employee can register off-the-chart performance in a current role, but still lack Continue Reading…Filed under Talent Management | Comment (0)
“It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers.” – James Thurber It’s very easy in business to get sucked into being reactive to problems. If you feel you always have to direct and tell, however, you may be missing a critical opportunity to advance the skills of Continue Reading…Filed under Leadership Development | Comment (0)
Remember 1999, the last year of the old millennium? We were paying $1.20 for a gallon of gas and worrying about the Y2K computer bug. Ah, the good old days. A lot of us were reading a revolutionary book called First, Break All the Rules. Published by the Gallup Organization, the book became legendary Continue Reading…Filed under Employee Engagement | Comment (0)