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The Perfect Album, Employee, and Other Anomalies

  For those of us that love music, a favorite album distinguishes itself by the number of loved songs beyond the one or two songs that become radio or video singles. If you think back, which albums did you play … Continue reading

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Building a Leadership Development Program, Part 3

The last two elements of a successful leadership development program pertain to measurement and assessing impact or results. All initiatives, regardless of nature should be assessed for their level of success and associated return on investment. Although most organizations recognize … Continue reading

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Building a Leadership Development Program, Part 1

This is the first component discussing the seven “factors for success” or key programmatic elements for a successful leadership development program.  The first two elements include defining outcomes and a holistic structure. Element 1: Clearly Defined Outcomes No program or … Continue reading

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Creating Leaders: Effective Programs

A successful leadership development program produces positive change at all levels of an organization.  It changes how employees perceive their leaders, deal with uncertainty as well as opportunity, meet customer needs, and set expectations for growth.  For managers, it alters … Continue reading

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Talent Building: How is Your House?

We all recognize that talent matters.  The difference between a great organization and one that just gets by comes down to the quality of the people.  Almost every week, I interact with an organization that discusses their recognition of the … Continue reading

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Is the Talent War a Trait War?

Almost every week an article appears that discusses how most of us trained for jobs that will not exist in the future.  Some estimates indicate that new or “yet to be defined” jobs will make up as much as 80 … Continue reading

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Valuing Talent

Most of us readily agree that our organizations perform as well as the quality of our investment in talent.  Clearly, the last two decades raised awareness among executives regarding the importance of employing the “right” people with the right skills.  … Continue reading

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Talent Management Planning

After the last post on “What’s Up with Training,” a reader asked for more elaboration on talent management and the corresponding planning process.  Before answering his question, lets discuss talent management from a conceptual standpoint.  Like many popular business concepts, … Continue reading

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What is Wrong with Training?

Boring classrooms that actually diminish employee engagement, Powerpoint presentations masquerading as e-learning, and an absence of any type of effectiveness analysis summarizes the comments made by a Fortune 100 training and development executive I meet last week.  She had worked … Continue reading

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Organizational Effectiveness: Talent Management

We are all in the people business.  Several years ago I worked with a group of managers to develop new methods of managing their talent.  After a few minutes of discussion, a high level manager raised his hand and said … Continue reading

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