Category: Leadership Development

Leadership Development covers all the programs, tools, and investments that develop managers, supervisors, leaders, and executives. This often includes first and second-line management development, senior leadership development, and executive development. Practitioners in this area study leadership competency models, succession planning models, and many aspects of executive development, coaching, and training.

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The Flourishing, Surprising, Badly Needed Market For Online Coaching

Of all the surprises from the pandemic, one of the biggest is the explosive growth of online coaching. It’s as if the virus hit us hard, disrupted us in unpredictable ways, and we’ve now unleashed the internet to help support each other.

I know this sounds a little altruistic, but how else can I explain ... Read more»

Why Udemy Could Be The Hottest Company In Corporate Learning

The corporate training and skills development market is massive. Today it’s over $360 Billion and growing by almost 8% this year. Why the explosive growth? It’s simple: every individual, employee, and company is upskilling themselves for careers and growth.

For companies, the mandate is clear: the average company spends $1500 or more per employee each ... Read more»

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Why Leadership Development Feels Broken: And How We’re Fixing It

The market for leadership development solutions is enormous: more than $14 billion is spent by corporations and there are more than 70,000 books and videos on the topic. When we ask companies about their top talent issues, “improving our pipeline of leadership” always comes out near the top. (As of the last year only ... Read more»

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Employee Engagement 3.0 – From Feedback to Action

The employee engagement and feedback tools market has been explosive. As I wrote about in Feedback is the Killer App, giving employees the ability to express their opinions has transformed the world of management. CEOs and business leaders everywhere are now evaluated by their ability to keep employees happy.

And there’s good reason for ... Read more»

We Wasted Ten Years Talking About Performance Ratings. The Seven Things We’ve Learned.

I can’t tell you how many meetings I’ve had talking with companies about changing their performance management process. Going back to 2015 articles were written by people like Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall (both personal friends), and many others about the need to change year-end ratings, implement regular feedback practices, and reduce the power of ... Read more»

Becoming Simply Irresistible Part 2: Supportive Management

As our Simply Irresistible model shows below, there are five essential elements of employee success: meaningful work, supportive management, a humane work environment, growth opportunities, and trust in leadership. In this article (the second of five, you can read the first here), I’ll discuss the issue of management.

Fig 1: Bersin by Deloitte ... Read more»

Research Shows that Retention and Engagement Now Top Challenges Around The World

We just published the major study Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends 2015, and the results are striking.

Today, driven by shifts in both work ethos and the transparency of the job market, employee retention and engagement are now the #1 problems companies face.  (3,200 respondents from over 100 countries)

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This is the third year ... Read more»

Leadership and Talent Challenges in Asia.  It’s Different.

Leadership and Talent Challenges in Asia. It’s Different.

I recently completed a tour of Asia (Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo) and met with dozens of Human Resources and business leaders. It was a fascinating trip and I want to share a few thoughts.

1. Leadership Gaps Abound, and yes, Asian Leaders Behave Differently.

It’s easy to generalize about Asia (economies are growing rapidly, nationalities ... Read more»

How Do You Attract, Engage, and Manage a Technical Team?

How Do You Attract, Engage, and Manage a Technical Team?

techtechI just completed a fascinating radio interview with two IT leaders discussing how to retain and manage a highly technical workforce.

How do you, as a leader, develop a highly engaged technical team? We all have technical teams, whether they are engineers, scientists, researchers, designers, artists, writers, or even customer service agents.

Well these folks ... Read more»

Why you should come to IMPACT on April 10-13…

Why you should come to IMPACT on April 10-13…

We are all getting excited about our upcoming research conference IMPACT 2012:  The Business of Talent®.

There are seats left, but the conference will likely sell out (as it has in prior years), so let me give a few big reasons to take a few days of your valuable time and come to the ... Read more»

We are Greater than Me: Building an Agile Organization

We are Greater than Me: Building an Agile Organization

Late last year I attended two major talent and leadership conferences in Stockholm. At these events I had the opportunity to meet with various HR leaders at Electrolux, Ericsson, Logica, BT, Maersk, Grundfos, Unicredit, Bertelsman, and others. What I learned is something important that we are building into a broad research framework I plan to ... Read more»

BersinBasics Pioneers a New Way to Learn the Fundamentals of Talent Management

BersinBasics Pioneers a New Way to Learn the Fundamentals of Talent Management

We all know that talent management is a hot topic in business today.  SAP’s acquisition of SuccessFactors for $3.4 billion demonstrates how important this market is to businesses around the world.

But ultimately it isn’t software that drives business results: it’s the practices of talent management that matters.  Our research shows that companies which ... Read more»

Succession Management at IBM, Contrasted with Apple and HP

Succession Management at IBM, Contrasted with Apple and HP

Today Ginni Rometty was announced as the new CEO of IBM, marking a significant transition at IBM and celebrating the company’s first female top executive.   This transition shows an example of world-class succession management.  It was predictable (IBM CEO’s leave their jobs at the age of 60) and shows the results of years of development ... Read more»