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Recently I had a very significant meeting with a new college graduate. The meeting was set up to fit into his schedule and I was looking forward to helping him with important next steps in leveraging his master’s in engineering. When he walked in my office, he was professionally dressed, but was terribly Continue Reading…Filed under Career Management | Comment (0)
The fortunes of the energy sector in the United States and Canada have been changing dramatically as the industry has transformed its trajectory from decline to growth and opportunity. According to a report from the American Petroleum Institute, from 2009 to 2011 the energy industry added more than 600,000 new jobs and contributed Continue Reading…Filed under Talent Management | Comments (2)
In an earlier blog, Are Half of Your Employees in the Wrong Roles? I discussed Right Management research suggesting that 46% of all workers are in functional roles that don’t suit them and that poor job fit is a key driver of suboptimal individual and organizational performance. When I talk with a client Continue Reading…Filed under Talent Management | Comment (0)
In most companies, a person with “high potential” is understood to possess the right ingredients for a management or senior management role or is identified as the potential successor of a person holding a key management position. Management roles typically refer to responsibilities like strategy and execution, business and/or geography P&L responsibilities, and, of course, Continue Reading…Filed under Leadership Development | Comment (0)
If someone said that to you, my guess is that you would have an arsenal of replies. You would probably accuse them of antiquated thinking, reminding them that women now complete college and graduate school at higher rates than men. You might even offer that there is ample evidence that having women in leadership Continue Reading…Filed under Leadership Development | Comments (2)
There is a hidden problem in business today. It’s a major reason so many organizations have trouble achieving their performance objectives and motivating employees – yet it’s seldom acknowledged or discussed. Our research suggests that nearly half the employees in any given company are in the wrong functional roles – jobs they aren’t Continue Reading…Filed under Talent Management | Comment (0)
It was a rainy Sunday night and I’d spent a fitful weekend preparing for the uncomfortable conversation I would have with Sherry at 8:30am on Monday morning. As a new manager, I inherited Sherry from her previous boss who had failed to address her performance issues. I decided almost immediately that I would document Continue Reading…Filed under Leadership Development | Comment (1)
In a previous blog, I talked about Mark Zuckerberg demonstrating tremendous cultural intelligence during a recent meeting in China. Cultural intelligence is the ability to adapt to the working styles and values of associates and customers from other countries. In today’s global business environment, an executive’s cultural intelligence is just as important as his Continue Reading…Filed under Talent Management | Comment (0)
The Man and the Butterfly recounts how a man finds a cocoon and monitors its progress. One day, he notices that a small opening has appeared in the cocoon and he watches the butterfly struggle, without success, to force its body through the tiny hole. Overcome with a desire to help, the man Continue Reading…Filed under Leadership Development | Comments (4)
The world of work is changing faster than ever and the old rules of business are losing relevance. No longer does money or technology guarantee growth and productivity. We are in the Human Age, where people are the real agents of business success. Leaders around the world are struggling with accelerating leadership development Continue Reading…Filed under Talent Management | Comment (0)