October 16, 2020

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

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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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Knowledge

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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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Milwaukee Firm Uses STUCK Tools to Align Leadership Teams

STUCK Coaching is excited to introduce and partner with Ascend Talent Strategies, a Milwaukee-based business psychology firm.   In early 2019, STUCK Coaching provided their business advisory and consulting tools...

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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...

Testaments

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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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WHEDA

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

We use Ascend Talent Strategies to provide pre-hire assessments, leadership development plans, and coaching. Their approach was to understand our organization before recommending changes. Ascend Talent Strategies ensures we are...

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Boys and Girls Clubs of America

Ascend Talent Strategies has been an invaluable partner in helping to build the talent needed to align a transformational agenda and accomplish steady yet significant growth along the way. Talent...

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Wenthe-Davidson

“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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Visu-Sewer

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...