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Erin Burns

  • Competency Models with Impact

    The leadership marketplace is little different with thousands upon thousands of books, theories, websites, workshops, models, movies, and blogs inundating leaders with hundreds of behaviors, attitudes, and skills that are required to be effective.

    Originally published in HR | People & Strategy - Volume 35 Issue 3 2012

  • Gauging Leadership Potential

    It is the nature of creative Human Resources management that highly effective organizations have good assessments of current worth. The challenge in evaluating candidates for executive positions lies not in assessments of current performance but in the more difficult assessment of future potential. Even world-class organizations struggle to establish good assessments of individuals’ ability to adapt and succeed in positions requiring greater complexity of scope and scale.

  • How Top Companies Develop Their Leaders

    Everyone knows good leaders make a difference. Good leaders know talent creates value. It is intuitive even if evidence is elusive. At least one seminal piece of research found that differences in executive leadership accounts for as much as 45 percent of organizational performance.

  • How Top Companies Develop Their Leaders - Developing Leaders - Issue 11:2013

    Everyone knows good leaders make a difference. Good leaders know talent creates value. It is intuitive even if evidence is elusive. At least one seminal piece of research found that differences in executive leadership accounts for as much as 45 percent of organizational performance.

  • Making Better Hiring Decisions

    The “science” of hiring has improved to where there are some lessons that can be applied to help hiring managers make better decisions and reduce undesirable turnover.

  • Making Better Hiring Decisions: Evaluating Cognitive Capability and Personality Fit

    Every leader and HR professional knows that failed hires have huge costs. The question facing hiring managers and the HR professionals who support them is how to improve the hiring process in a way that reduces turnover.

  • Top Companies for Leaders® 2014 Research Report

    This research report highlights best practices in leadership development from Aon Hewitt’s 2014 Top Companies for Leaders® study.

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