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One of the most critical talent development skills for managers to master is the art of giving feedback. It doesn’t come naturally to most people and it’s a primary reason that performance reviews are often so unsatisfying for managers and direct reports alike. There are two main issues. First, many of us are Continue Reading…Filed under Talent Development | Comment (0)
The last five years have seen a period of unprecedented change which is fundamentally transforming the way people work and what organisations expect from their employees. Office hours are becoming blurred, people have to learn more and develop faster than ever before and workers are expected to juggle a number of roles both at Continue Reading…Filed under Talent Management | Comment (0)
Once you’ve identified an employee as having the potential for bigger and better things, what then? In my experience, companies are better at recognizing talented individuals than in helping those individuals develop the skills to ascend to next-level roles. As a result, high-value employees often feel they are treading water, while the organization suffers Continue Reading…Filed under Leadership Development | Comment (0)
I can’t say that math was my favorite subject in grade school or that I turned out to be very good at it. But one thing stuck – how to do proportions. If I know a, b, c in any situation, by golly I can solve for d every time. It’s amazing how often Continue Reading…Filed under Executive Coaching | Comment (0)
The first 48 hours after an employee is let go is the make-or-break time for any outplacement program and often directly ties back to the success of that individual’s subsequent job search efforts. During those early days, exiting employees make a crucial decision. They can either choose to engage with outplacement and look Continue Reading…Filed under Workforce Transition and Outplacement | Comment (0)
“If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.” My Grandma’s admonition to zip my lip when my youthful observations were too candid sounds a lot like the advice that must be given to employees preparing for exit interviews. I read online about one consultant who tells people to lie rather Continue Reading…Filed under Employee Engagement | Comment (0)
Since the first International Women’s Day in 1911 – over a century ago – women across the globe have been taking time on March 8 to reflect on the gains made, and setbacks suffered, on the path towards true social, political, and financial equality. In the U.S. the entire month of March is designated Continue Reading…Filed under Leadership Development, Talent Management | Comment (1)
In France they do it to be more competitive. In the UK they do it to relieve stress. In Singapore they do it to enhance their image. And in the US, they do it to improve relationships. What are they doing? Not what you might think. The answer is using outplacement services. Outplacement Continue Reading…Filed under Workforce Transition and Outplacement | Comment (0)
When I was a kid, I went through the typical phases: I wanted to be a teacher; then an airline pilot and finally an astronaut. I ended up being a receptionist – my first job after school – which never featured highly on my list of dream occupations. Neither, it must be said, Continue Reading…Filed under Leadership Development | Comments (2)
One of the most successful coaches of all time was John Wooden – head of the men’s basketball program at UCLA. The Wizard of Westwood, as he was called, was known for his coaching aphorisms – nuggets of wisdom gained over 40 years of coaching. One of the most famous: “Failing to prepare Continue Reading…Filed under Executive Coaching | Comment (0)