Leadership development

Are You Picking the Right Kind of Leader?

Most executives are not happy with their organization’s succession management program, despite recognizing the importance of such activities. Those sentiments are taken from reports created by...

Do Results Live Up to Promises with Behavioral Assessment Tools?

If you’re in the market for a behavioral assessment tool to help you reduce turnover and increase productivity, you’ll hear a lot of promises from assessment providers. An important part of your due...

Did You Reference Check Your Behavioral Assessment

It’s often said that exceptional customer service is a table stake in today’s world. That would be nice if it were true, but start asking questions of your friends and colleagues about the companies...

Is There Real Science Behind Pre-Employment Assessments?

If you’re considering a pre-employment test or employee assessment tool to improve your recruiting and employee retention results, there are six key questions you should be asking yourself and...

12 Things You Should Know About Succession Planning

Most senior executives believe succession planning is a critically important business issue, but the majority of them don’t think their organizations are doing enough to identify and develop leaders...

Do We Need a Different Type of Leader?

There is an interesting dialogue happening in one of the LinkedIn groups I am a member of regarding the need for a new kind of leader. The discussion references research from the Human Capital...

High Potentials: 6 Components For Finding and Keeping Them

Every organization wants to find and keep high potentials (HiPos). They’re the future of the company. Born leaders who will pull the rest of the employees to new frontiers. But if everybody wants...

Succession Planning: Why Companies Fail

In our last post, we discussed some the traits that are important when creating succession plans. In this post we want to take a step back and look at some of the reasons companies don't implement...

Succession Planning: What Traits Are Needed

Time is moving on, people are moving on, retiring or leaving the company. You know there will be openings to fill not that far in the future. You want to review some of your employees as possible...

Coaching the "Whole Person"

Over the years, we've heard from many clients that getting real engagement and results through their coaching programs can be a challenge. When we look at our clients who are getting results from...

The Top 5 Reasons Managers Don't Coach

The meaning of the term coach as we use it in business today evolved in the 1800s from its original meaning of a carriage. At Oxford University it began to be used as slang for a tutor who carried a...

6 Questions to Ask Before You Choose a Talent Assessment Tool

According to a study by the Aberdeen Group, best in class organizations using talent assessments are experiencing: 75% year-over-year improvements to hiring manager satisfaction; 75% year-over-year...

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