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In my previous blog Are You Getting Women in the Door but Not on the Elevator, I discussed why traditional career progression pathways are not serving women well, and seven ways organizations can begin to change the status quo. Since then, I’ve taken part in several forums on women and leadership. I’ve listened Continue Reading…Filed under Leadership Development | Comment (0)
Think about this. A leader holds a meeting that lasts 1 hour. The comments made by this leader are so destructive that a 2-hour “water cooler” discussion among 3 or 4 employees ensues. After venting and complaining, each employee returns to work 1/2 as enthusiastic as before and 2x as likely to look for Continue Reading…Filed under Leadership Development, Talent Management | Comment (0)
In a 2013 study of how companies assess their high potential talent and senior executives, the authors noted that 82% of respondents said they used assessments to guide development of high potentials, while only 50% used assessments to identify high-potential individuals. This finding is not surprising to those of us who consult on Continue Reading…Filed under Leadership Development, Talent Management | Comment (0)
Go to any college admissions testing site, like the ACT, and you will be struck by the lack of preparation of many students. You’ll see kids running in late, breakfast in hand; some without pencils and IDs; and others desperately trying to find the right calculators. Wait long enough and you’ll see many Continue Reading…Filed under Talent Development | Comment (0)
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)