August 2023

Scrimmaging: Unveiling the Winning Play of Business Team Development

By: Russ Barcelona, PhD In general, I get tired of the misuse and overextension of analogies between sports and business… until this morning. I’m guessing some of you may also…

September 2020

Upskilling: Questions and Answers

Russell J. Barcelona, Ph.D.

Q1: What are effective assessment tools to identify internal candidates for upskilling? Interesting question…let’s turn this one on its head. First, what is truly different between the circumstances of upskilling…

March 2019

CEO Succession Planning

Bob Young

CEO Success Planning l Milwaukee l Wisconsin
Ascend Talent Strategies steps for CEO succession planning and creating a CEO development plan.

March 2019

Selecting the Best Executive 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…

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…

March 2019

Building a Leadership Development Program

Russ Barcelona

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…

March 2019

Leadership Assessment and Selection

Russ Barcelona

Leadership assessment and selection are pivotal processes in identifying and nurturing effective leaders within organizations. In today’s dynamic and competitive business environment, the ability to make informed decisions about leadership…

March 2019

High Potential Employees

Bob Young, PsyD

The following is a list of the top five obstacles we have encountered in our client organizations attempting to develop and sustain high potential employee development programs. A general description…