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July 10th, 2014

Infographic – Talent Management: Accelerating Business Performance

Author: Right Management

  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

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July 2nd, 2014

Evaluating High Potentials: Is the Chosen One the Right One?

Author: Stephen Smith, Principal Consultant - Hong Kong, Right Management

  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

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June 25th, 2014

How to Avoid the 3 Most Common Pitfalls in Managing Your High Potential Program

Author: Jacques Quinio, EMEA Leadership Development Solutions Director & UKI Talent Management Principal Consultant

  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

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June 18th, 2014

Our Top 5 Leadership Development Blogs

Author: Right Management

  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

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June 11th, 2014

Set Your High Potential Talent Up to Fail. Really.

Author: Gary Schmidt, Principal Consultant, Talent Management, Right Management

  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

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June 4th, 2014

Leadership development. It’s not (just) personal; it’s business.

Author: Stephen Smith, Principal Consultant - Hong Kong, Right Management

  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

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May 28th, 2014

What if Atlas Shrugged? Sharing the Employee Engagement Burden

Author: Robin Guarnieri, Senior Consultant, Right Management

  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

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May 21st, 2014

A Shifting Talent Management Pendulum: Peer vs. Managerial Accountability

Author: Margaret-Ann Cole, Senior Vice President, Career Management, Right Management

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

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May 14th, 2014

Machiavelli, Manchester United, and Leadership for the Long Game

Author: Stephen Smith, Principal Consultant - Hong Kong, Right Management

  Many years ago, I dated a girl who was a big Manchester United fan.  Now I have to say, at this point, that I don’t particularly like football but I liked her and so I spent a ridiculous amount of money (and called in a few favours) to buy tickets to see the team

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May 7th, 2014

Employee Engagement: Bringing the Business Along on the Journey

Author: Dr. Dan Harrison, Senior Consultant, Talent Management Right Management Australia

  The best employee engagement data in the world doesn’t mean anything if the business doesn’t act on it.   In fact, a failure to do so is the main reason that staff suffer from ‘survey fatigue’: they’ve ‘been there, done that’ … and seen no real improvement.   To move the needle on employee

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