Succession isn’t just about planning for changes in the C-suite. Beyond identifying future leaders, your succession management strategy should include workforce planning, skills gap analyses, and the creation of development programs to increase bench strength at all levels of the organization. Learn ways to identify and define the leadership skills you need at the top, and discover how to align and integrate those competencies throughout the company.
I am always interested in reading about leadership and selection issues from a different perspective. As in any field, HR can become an echo chamber of the same ideas without generating much new thought. With that in mind, I was fascinated by this article about interviewing and cultural fit. Don’t be scared off because it’s from an academic journal of sociology. The writing is straightforward and you don’t need to be a sociologist to follow it.Read more
Organizations and HR leaders today are facing some of the biggest and most talented labor pools in history, and navigating through this requires patience, processes, and tools. While there are many different types of tests and assessments readily available today, the sheer number can be overwhelming.
In most organizations today, becoming a manager means that you're getting promoted. That's why you better be sure you want the job before you accept it.Read more
“Never before in history has innovation offered promise of so much to so many in so short a time.” - Bill Gates
As the co-founder and current Chairman of Microsoft, Bill Gates is a proven authority on the topic of innovation. He acknowledges that over the years Microsoft has had huge hits and misses in product innovation.
In just under two months, we’ll ditch this winter snow and bask in the warm sunshine of Orlando, FL for HCI’s annual Human Capital Summit. By now you’ve probably heard about the Summit theme: Building Successful and Adaptive Talent Management in a VUCA Environment (VUCA – describes an environment characterized by: Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity); and you’ve also started monitoring the list of rock-star keynotes as it continues to grow each week. You may have even read our lastest Summit Spotlight where we covered best-selling author and predictive statistician Nate Silver; this week I’d like to tell you about Liz Wiseman, author of the runaway bestseller, Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter. Liz knows a few things about leadership in a volatile environment…perhaps most importantly that when talent is required to be lean and agile – the ability to inspire, motivate and drive the workforce towards increased production and innovation is critical for success.Read more