Managing to Develop Talent… the Challenge Is on!

Today’s managers face a long and varied list of demands and challenges – not the least of which is coaching and developing their employees. After all, if their employees don’t succeed, they don’t succeed. It’s no secret what needs to be done – to mentor, develop and grow employees to their highest level of competence.…

And the Best-Dressed Award Goes to…

Grooming New Managers for Long-Term Success They stand out in a number of ways. Their ability to lead and have others willingly follow is a true gift. You’ve pegged them as the people you believe can successfully lead your organization into the future. But how do you ensure these shining stars have the skills to…

Harnessing the Power of Emotional Intelligence

It’s been nearly 20 years since Daniel Goleman introduced the concept of Emotional Intelligence (EQ) to the business world, when his article on the subject first appeared in Harvard Business Review. What was groundbreaking (and often dismissed as “touchy-feely”) then is fully embraced today – as organizations worldwide are seeing notable results from leaders who…

Mapping It Out: Helping Employees See the Big Picture

As a leader, it’s a good bet that you understand the power of showing vs. telling when it comes to communicating complex messages to your employees. Communicating important information verbally or in writing can be confusing and leaves the door wide open for interpretation. The mind’s eye is often quick to interpret what it understands…

Bringing Out the Leadership Potential in High-Potential Candidates

Your organization’s high potentials are tagged as such for a reason: They’ve been identified as demonstrating the potential to lead your organization successfully in the future. Having the potential to be a great leader is one thing. Applying that potential in a way that creates outcomes consistent with your organization’s highest priorities is another. It…