Posts Tagged ‘Talent Management’

6 Steps Beyond Industrial Age Performance Appraisals

It takes courage, tenacity and teamwork to let go of performance appraisal practices and industrial age thinking.  In our  post 9-11, post financial meltdown, “New Normal,”  business will never be again as it was.  It’s tough, though, to leave our rootedness in twentieth century business practices.  For example, note this recent entry in Wikipedia:      “As of 2013 electric power […]


Curing ONE of the Seven Deadly Diseases of Management, Performance Appraisals

Entrenched habits tend to persist, mostly invisible, until poets, reformers and provocateurs start writing, talking and asking questions. They challenge us to reexamine long-standing practices that no longer fit our current world and what’s on the horizon. This includes the persistent business artifact, performance appraisal, reviled by many, dropped entirely by a few, stuck on […]


Messing up a Change Implementation with Someone Else’s Learning Culture?

Netflix culture and their lack of need for leadership development is SO attractive, like the siren song of Greek myth.  It creates great press for Netflix, yet it is so un-duplicatable without the right staffing & culture values mix.   Once again, culture trumps strategy every time.  Helping culture to shift using smart, agile strategy […]


Company Priorities Reveal People Values and Forecast Long Term Profitability

People are usually a lower order value in many organizations, number seven (7) according to consultant Peter Block in his earlier writings.  In some rarified companies, the people rank is quite a bit higher, such as with SouthWest airlines, owing to its success in fractious airline industry. via flickr.com . Note:  This post was updated […]


The Pervasive Talent Myths Meet FLOW, Using Your Strengths

The findings cited are common. Consider the Talent Myth not as a myth but as a capacity FACT. Such views that you can be ANYTHING create an economy of self-help seminars, books, academies and plenty of revenue in leadership coaching. One label for this prevailing viewpoint is Blank Slate, a you-can-be-anything view given the proper attitude, support and practice. It is also a recipe for frustration and unhappiness, often limiting full effectiveness and success. Consider a different approach.


Change, Ethics, Trust & Timing for your Talent Management Decisions

References a new study by Hewitt Associates and the Human Capital Institute. Very few of the companies studied are executing their talent management strategy successfully. In short, plans on paper don’t translate to reality in the workplace when it comes to recruiting, developing and retaining talent.


Talent Management Choices: Who is the Star, the Individual or the Organization? (Update)

An original longer article citing two approaches: Talent Management Choices: Who is the Star, the Individual or the Organization? Used to launch my first blog at the University of Michigan. Still relevant in helping you build an appropriate talent management choice today. Also see my October 2010 post entitled: The Pervasive Talent and Blank Slate Myths Meet Potential and Capacity Coaching.


America’s Best Leaders 2008 – Do you agree?

America’s Best Leaders 2008 – Do you agree?
Panelists rated the nominees from to 1 to 5 based on how well they met the following criteria: Sets Direction (25 percent), shared sense of purpose, innovation,; Achieves Results (50 percent) Of significant depth and breadth;, positive social impact, sustainable; exceeds expectations; Cultivates a Culture of Growth (25 percent) communicating positive core values, inspiring others to lead. See the top three at EdgeCat and the full post if you want to read more.