Leadership & Talent
06.28.17   by Erin Burns
Predicting Potential: Personality Matters
Future potential (promotability) is the ability to master the greater scope and scale of higher-level positions or the expanded scope and scale in a rapidly-growing business. But identifying which of many successful mid-level leaders have what it takes to succeed in the top jobs is a challenge that most organizations grapple with.
06.05.17   by Jessica Johnson
5 Simple Ways To Be A Better Listener and Leader
I recently wrote about three different stages leaders can utilize as we seek to be stronger listeners. If we want to help others feel understood, we need to target our listening in Stages 2 and 3 to understand both what people are saying and what they are not saying.
05.11.17   by Norm Smallwood
Will Your Leadership Improvements Stick?
Debate rages about how much of what is taught in leadership courses actually transfers to leadership practice. Some have suggested that knowledge transfer is as low as 10%. Other studies show the number closer to 60%. We estimate that 20% to 30% of ideas learned in leadership training turn into practice. Whichever of these statistics you believe, it is clear that the investment in leadership training (as well as coaching, performance management, and individual development plans as well) is not having the impact it could, or should.