March 2019

The Best Coach for Yourself

Rick Bauman

If you’re considering using a coach for your own development, there are two questions to prepare you for the experience. The first is, “Why might I need or benefit from a coach?” The second is, “What do I, personally, want to gain from the experience?” If you can answer these questions in concrete terms, you […]

March 2019

Selecting the Best Coach

Bob Young

The field of executive coaching has few barriers to entry, and it has seen an influx of service professionals marketing themselves as executive “coaches.” This surge of providers has led to tremendous variability in credentialing, assessment techniques, scope, length, quality of service, and expected outcomes. As a result, organizations seeking executive coaching services are confronted […]

March 2019

Aligning Strategy

Bob Young

The Metro Milwaukee Society of Human Resource Management’s (MMSHRM) Performance and Development Special Interest Group launched a survey of members to understand how local professionals and leaders in the HR community plan to focus their time, energy and budgetary dollars. Specifically, members were asked to choose the three most important talent, training, development or performance […]

March 2019

High Potential Employees

Bob Young

Many times in business we are challenged to think in terms of ROI: Return On Investment. However, thanks to Bennington and Laffoley (2012) there is another “ROI” that plays a major role in our decisions when it comes to the development and retention of our most valuable asset: people. That “ROI” is Risk Of (not) […]

March 2019

Assessment and Selection

Russ Barcelona

Research consistently points to key indicators of true high potential leaders. While there is some variance across organizations as to the weighting of these factors, there is considerable agreement as to the common traits: Problem Solving/IntelligenceDiscriminates relevant from irrelevant information and draw sharply-defined conclusions. Makes critical observations and is insightful. Emotional IntelligenceIn tune with subtleties […]

March 2019

Five Obstacles and Remedies

Bob Young

The following is a list of the top five obstacles we have encountered in our client organizations attempting to develop and sustain high potential development programs. A general description of the obstacle is followed by common remedies. We would love to know if our readers have encountered similar or different challenges as well as the […]