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While there are many important success factors in creating a high potential development program, perhaps none is more critical than ensuring the program has a clear and well-articulated alignment to your business strategy. At the end of the day, these leaders will be expected to deliver against that strategy, so this is where program Continue Reading…Filed under Talent Management | Comment (0)
Companies worldwide are challenged with a talent gap, particularly in leadership roles. In no part of the world is the shortage of leaders more pronounced than in Asia, and with the fast past of growth taking place there, nowhere is there greater pressure to identify and develop high potential talent faster. According to Continue Reading…Filed under Leadership Development | Comment (0)
In a ManpowerGroup global survey, more than half (54%) of employers reported that talent shortages are impacting their ability to serve clients to a high or medium degree. In what ManpowerGroup has termed the Human Age, talent is getting unprecedented recognition as a key determinant of business success, and talent management has become so Continue Reading…Filed under Talent Management | Comment (0)
After my last post about the sacking of David Moyes and the legacy of leaders, I’ve been thinking more about how it all started – in other words, how Moyes came to be manager of Manchester United. I’m usually reluctant to look to sports for business lessons on leadership development because they’re very different Continue Reading…Filed under Leadership Development | Comment (1)
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 Continue Reading…Filed under Talent Management | Comment (1)
Forbes recently reported that spending on corporate training grew by 15% in 2013 to reach $70 billion in the U.S. and $130 billion worldwide. The biggest slice of that investment was directed at developing management and leadership skills. Our Talent+Work blog corner offered at least a million dollars’ worth of good advice in that Continue Reading…Filed under Leadership Development | Comment (0)
OK, so “fail” may be a strong word, and I’m not advocating sabotage. What I mean by this advice is to stretch your high potentials’ learning capacity beyond their comfort and capability zones. Stretch it to where failure is an option. Ah – that changes the rules doesn’t it? Think back to the Continue Reading…Filed under Leadership Development | Comment (0)
I’m not surprised when I hear CEOs question the value of leadership development programs, especially in these tight economic times. It’s not that I think leader development is expendable; in fact, it’s not just my profession but also a passion for me, for reasons you’ll understand from my previous blog posts. And I can Continue Reading…Filed under Leadership Development | Comment (0)
In Greek mythology, Atlas is the god who bears the weight of the world on his shoulders. He personifies the qualities of endurance, patience, and stoicism. He is the indispensable linchpin that keeps the cosmos on its axis and functioning according to plan. In short, Atlas is the quintessential middle manager — the Continue Reading…Filed under Employee Engagement | Comment (0)
Performance reviews are an important element of your organization’s talent management strategy, but the nature of work has changed radically since the traditional top-down, manager-driven performance review. Organizations are becoming flatter and less hierarchical. Online retailer Zappos is one of the latest to make this move. Titles are disappearing. Employees play multiple roles, often Continue Reading…Filed under Talent Management | Comment (0)