October 16, 2020

Hiring Frontline Leaders in a VUCA and Virtual World - 7 Critical Leadership Themes

By Ascend

Ascend Talent Strategies culled out seven critical leadership themes that have increased importance on the frontline and during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Our Return on Investment (ROI)

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Betty Brinn Children’s Museum

The mission of the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum is to inspire all children to wonder and explore their world through play and innovative, hands-on learning experiences. Since 1995, the Museum’s...

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Catalpa Health

Catalpa Health is a pediatric outpatient mental health and wellness organization that serves more than 9,000 kids annually. Mental health services are provided through clinics in Appleton, Oshkosh, Waupaca, and...

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Festival Foods

Founded in 1946 as Skogen’s IGA, Festival Foods is a Wisconsin family- and employee-owned grocer committed to giving back to the communities it serves and providing guests with exceptional service...

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M3 Insurance

M3 Insurance has worked with Ascend Talent Strategies for 5+ years and they have become an extension of our team. I most appreciate their ability to help M3 hone in...

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Hatco Corporation

Ascend has been invaluable to us in our leadership training and succession planning efforts. The combination of in-depth evaluations of candidates talents and motivations, along with the optional on-going coaching...

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Southgate Leasing Services

Ascend Talent Strategies welcomes Southgate Leasing Services as a New Client! For Southgate Leasing, Ascend Talent Strategies helped bring definition to a critical role and, then, conducted our deep dive...

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I have had the opportunity to use Ascend Talent Strategies assessment work for my managers. Their work has helped me strengthen emerging and new senior managers by providing them and...

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JP Cullen relies on Ascend Talent Strategies to aid us in the most important part of our business: hiring and developing our people. Ascend provides an objective resource for us...

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“Wenthe-Davidson has enjoyed the service of Ascend for over 10 years. We have used them to assist us with strategic planning, talent fit and proper placement of top executives as...

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Creative Automation

Creative Automation, Inc. is a world class manufacturer of custom material handling and processing equipment for the woodworking and related industries. We employ highly skilled electromechanical assemblers, machinists and welders,...

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Our client, Visu-Sewer, Inc., has had over 40 years of success providing reliable service in their industry. Starting out as a small, family-owned business, Visu-Sewer has grown to become widely...

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Applied Materials

Our client, Applied Materials, headquartered in Santa Clara, California, is the leader in materials engineering solutions used to produce virtually every new chip and advanced display in the world. The...

Research/ Insights

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The Cutting Edge Art and Science of Hiring Frontline Leaders

Organizations spend the least amount of time and investment at what is “by far” the most critical role in their organizations: Frontline Supervisors. In every organization, these leaders set the...

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Upskilling: Questions and Answers

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...

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CEO Succession Planning

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

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Selecting the Best Coach

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...

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Aligning Strategy

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...

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Building a Leadership Development Platform

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...

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Assessment and Selection

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...

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High Potential Employees

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...