Preface: I have a great passion for this topic. It ties directly to the first Core Focus I wrote over: “My passion is to maximize growth and minimize pain to help leaders move to, and past, the tipping point of success.” It also comes from the fact that I have...
Relationships: Building vs Maintaining
Relationships are tricky. They start at random places – soccer games, first days of a new job, school functions, board meetings. They only actually become a relationship, a thing that we can point to or hold up as something that has been created if we continue to deal with each other or are connected in some way. Leaders need to be good at this. Talent management requires this. Great conversations happen when we are focused on this.
7 Books That Make Great Gifts For A New Job
Transitions are exciting and scary at the same time. Within the transitions related to our work, there is a real opportunity for a great conversation. Here is a list of my recommendation of 7 books that make great gifts for a person starting their first job. Each of the potential to create a perspective for someone that will help them manage through the highs and lows of that first role. Some equip people with specific things they can do, while others equip them with a perspective they need to keep. Both are equally important. Talent management is about great conversations. These gifts have the opportunity to start one.
3 Books That Make Great Graduation Gifts
College graduation is coming. There is lots of talent coming into the workforce, and here are three books I believe make great gifts for new graduates. Talent management is about having great conversations. These gifts have the potential to start those conversations.
Good advice for new or old grads – Effective Immediately Post 1
Talent management is about great conversations. This book not only helps new graduates understand how to apply that in the workforce, but also provided invaluable tips on how to self manage the transition to a new role. The tips provided will also be tools that can be used at any point in a career transition. This is the first post as I read the book – with my ultimate goal of writing a book review.
Companies are Like People, Our Culture Defines the Relationship – Tips for doing it well
A big part of talent management is getting people to trust us so that the conversations we have are laced with truth and transperancy. Onboarding is the moment when we first meet our new employees, and the time when we have to realize that building that trust as leaders and peers is critical. An effective talent management program depends on the trust developed in onboarding. Here are some tips for doing it well.
3 Questions to Answer BEFORE Hire=Yes
Three question process for the selection piece of talent management? Not likely, but it highlights a good way to have a final discussion about the fit of a candidate to a role/organization and for a candidate to asess their own alignment with the role. Good talent management and leadership development topic.
Assessments: 4 Traps and 1 Truth
Assessments in talent management – whether it is selection, high potential development, career development, leadership development, or any of the other pieces – is important. Here are 4 traps and a truth around using asssessments so you can make a good buy instead of being sold something that will not work.
A great question to end your week (or your meeting)
What are you most proud of. Talent management and leadership is about understanding people and engaging them in the process and problems of running an organization. Of getting work done. Here is a question to renew energy and share what matters to them.
Leadership Development Starts – BEFORE you lead
David Baker wrote a book to help new managers make their transition successful. As I read Managing Right For The First Time in preparation for writing a review, I will share things that make me go Hmmmm. Some thoughts are around leadership development, while some are just about self awareness or individual development. This is about starting your development before you lead.
Do we need a Talent Management Initiative? No . . . Part I
Talent managment is not an initiative, it is about habits. My talent scorecard helps leaders ask themselve “Am I doing all of the important things that my people need”. Leadership development is about helping leaders become skilled at the What of leadership, and this scorecard helps them understand the Why as well as the what.
Lifeguards for Leaders: Who is watching?
Safety around water is important because the risk is real, and a drowning victim has a name. This lesson hit me during a recent swimming lesson, and it has application in leadership development. What do new leaders need? A lifeguard of sorts – called leadership development, an on-boarding plan, or a mentor.