Category: Leadership Development

IMPACT 2011:  Live Streaming – Mark your Calendar

IMPACT 2011: Live Streaming – Mark your Calendar

Next week we launch IMPACT 2011: The Business of Talent®, our fourth annual research conference.

For those of you who follow our blogs and our research, the conference is sold out. But if you would like the excitement of attending the conference virtually, our marketing team has put together a wonderful opportunity for you ... Read more»

Why I Hope to See You at IMPACT 2011, our Fourth Annual Research Conference

Why I Hope to See You at IMPACT 2011, our Fourth Annual Research Conference

On April 26-28, in beautiful St. Petersburg Florida, we will be holding our fourth annual research conference, IMPACT 2011:  The Business of Talent. I would really encourage you to join us.

Here is why.

1.  This is the only conference in the talent management, training, and systems marketplace which is 100% focused on providing you ... Read more»

Google Studies Management and Uncovers…. the Fundamentals

Google Studies Management and Uncovers…. the Fundamentals

An article in the New York Times today describes Google’s Project Oxygen, a statistics driven research project to study what makes good managers.  Google’s People Analytics team apparently studied the attributes of high-performing teams and published the “Eight Habits of Highly Effective Google Managers.”  Apparently Google believes that its management style is very unique, so ... Read more»

Today’s New Models for Leadership Development

Today’s New Models for Leadership Development

One of the biggest investment areas in Human Resources and Talent Management is Leadership Development.  We like to think about it as one of the bedrock roles of the HR or L&D team, since in many ways “leadership” is one of the most strategic assets in any organization.

Over the last ten years, the leadership ... Read more»

High-Impact Learning Culture in Europe

High-Impact Learning Culture in Europe

I spent this week in Europe (nice Siberian snowstorm here), attending a client meeting in the UK and the Online Educa Berlin (OEB), the largest e-learning conference in the world.

This conference, which has more than 1,000 attendees, brings together learning and academic professionals from businesses, educational institutions, and governments throughout Europe.  The event is ... Read more»

How to Build a High-Impact Learning Culture

How to Build a High-Impact Learning Culture

Over the last ten years we have studied many elements of Human Resources and corporate training with a goal of identifying which practices, processes, structures, and systems drive the greatest business impact.

This week we are launching one of the most significant research reports we have published to date:   High Impact Learning Culture®:  40 Practices ... Read more»

The Recovery Drives Bold New Priorities for HR

The Recovery Drives Bold New Priorities for HR

This week we published our TalentTrends® research for the first half of 2010 (report available to research members). In this research we ask more than 200 top HR and business leaders to tell us about their business outlook, hiring forecast, talent and leadership readiness, spending, and priorities.

What we see is a stark ... Read more»

A New Talent Management Framework

A New Talent Management Framework

The concept of  “Integrated Talent Management” became popular around five years ago – and since then organizations have used this phrase to describe an integrated approach to recruiting, development, performance management, compensation, development planning, and learning.   The goal here is not only to make the Human Resources function operate more efficiently, but more importantly to ... Read more»

People not just Megawatts:  The Vestas Story

People not just Megawatts: The Vestas Story

In today’s new green (and red ink) economy, businesses all over the world are working hard to reduce operational expenses, restructure their workforce, and transform themselves into sustainable business models.  I think one of the most exciting examples of a company going through this transition is Vestas Wind Systems, the global leader in wind ... Read more»

Deep vs. Wide:  The New Career Strategy

Deep vs. Wide: The New Career Strategy

Times are tough.  Today we learned of another 590,000 jobs lost and that US unemployment rose to 7.6%.  We seem to be getting several emails each week from high powered HR or L&D professionals who have lost their positions at their favorite employers.  

I also speak regularly with top HR and L&D managers about their ... Read more»

Who is your Chief Performance Officer?

Who is your Chief Performance Officer?

This week Barack Obama appointed a Chief Performance Officer for the Federal Government, focused on assessing the performance of government programs and finding opportunities to reduce waste and eliminate low-performing investments.   So who is the Chief Performance Officer in a business?
Performance

We have been studying this issue and I wrote about this topic several years ... Read more»

Lessons from Yahoo:  Enduring Organizations Manage Executive Succession

Lessons from Yahoo: Enduring Organizations Manage Executive Succession

This week we witnessed another vivid lesson in the value of executive succession: Jerry Yang steps down as the CEO of Yahoo!. Yang replaced Terry Semel, who spent years trying to build Yahoo! into a media company, only to see it lose market share to the more innovative, technology savvy Google. Yang presided over an ... Read more»

Fear:  Does your organization have the Courage to invest in tough times?

Fear: Does your organization have the Courage to invest in tough times?

You can’t pick up a newspaper these days without reading about more business downturns, layoffs, and lowered expectations for retail sales, automobiles, consumer products, housing, and financial services.  Lots of business leaders are making tough decisions right now, and I also know a lot of our HR and L&D readers are worried about their jobs.... Read more»

Five Talent Management Strategies for a Business Downturn

Five Talent Management Strategies for a Business Downturn

We are clearly entering some form of economic slowdown.  Our most recent index of talent management executives (January of 2008) showed some significant changes from May of 2007:  21% greater interest in cost-reduction, 18% lower focus on product introductions, and a significant increase in focus on building new leadership (18% increase).  So let’s assume your ... Read more»