Solving the Employee Performance Puzzle

2018-09-09T04:28:02+00:00February 9th, 2017|Categories: Insights|Tags: |

“What am I missing?” Janet, a concerned division leader, posed this question to me after reading a post I wrote about what leaders can do to get their employees to be accountable. She continued, “It makes sense for me to check situational constraints, ensure capability fit and assess the willingness of my direct reports. Could [...]

The Status of Succession Management

2018-09-20T04:03:36+00:00June 11th, 2015|Categories: Insights|Tags: |

If you are a CEO, an executive team member or a leader heading up a business unit or corporate function, there are some important questions to keep in mind regarding leadership continuity. Who is your successor? Who is your successor’s successor? How often do you review your bench strength? How effective is your pipeline that [...]

7 Human Capital Meta-Trends

2014-11-06T09:00:25+00:00November 6th, 2014|Categories: Insights|Tags: |

What human capital trends deserve your attention? If you have a vested interest in the human capital field, you have undoubtedly seen numerous studies conducted by reputable business organizations (e.g., consulting firms, professional associations, etc.) that discuss the latest trends regarding critical company needs. Being someone who shares this interest because my work is in the [...]

Is Hiring More Effective than Developing Leaders?

2014-10-09T09:00:04+00:00October 9th, 2014|Categories: Insights|Tags: |

If you are similar to other executives, you sit in your share of meetings discussing what it will take to accomplish business objectives and sustain success. During the course of this discussion, the issue of buying or building leadership talent often surfaces. While this is an important talent management issue, there is a related issue [...]

Determine Your Talent Management +/Δ

2014-02-04T09:00:30+00:00February 4th, 2014|Categories: Insights|Tags: |

The debate as to whether talent management (TM) is a legitimate business concern as opposed to a passing fad has been settled for most companies. That is why these organizations have incorporated TM issues into daily business operations and have dedicated more resources to address them. While this is good news, a crucial question deserves [...]

Is Stress a Business Problem?

2013-11-05T09:00:33+00:00November 5th, 2013|Categories: Insights|Tags: |

Stress is not a new topic, but its impact is often underestimated. Based on research from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health along with the American Psychological Association, the answer to the title question is “yes.” More specifically, these organizations found: Stress on the job costs the U.S. economy $500 billion on an [...]