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Beyond Competencies: Meshing Your Talent Strategy with Your Business Strategy

Whether the challenge is reducing operating costs, improving service excellence, or enhancing brand recognition, organizations need an effective way to link their people strategy to their business strategy. That is, understand what it takes for people to succeed in their new business environment and align their talent management systems—hiring, development,…
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The first 90 days

Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels by Michael WatkinsSummarized by permission of Harvard Business School Press.Copyright 2003 Michael Watkins. In this Abstract, you will learn: How to meet the 10 key challenges necessary to accelerate your successful transition into a new leadership role; How to diagnose your…
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Crucial Confrontations

Crucial Confrontations by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan and Al Switzler McGraw-Hill © 2005 Tools for Resolving Broken Promises, Violated Expectations, and Bad Behavior In this Abstract, you will learn: How to confront others calmly and fruitfully; How to handle high stakes confrontations;  How to motivate others; and 4)…
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The CEOs Guide to Talent Management

Focus on Your DesiredBusiness Outcomes for Success The driving philosophy behind DDI’s approach to talent management is quite simple: It must begin with the end in mind. Specifically, effective talent management must be relentlessly focused on your organizations’ desired business outcomes.
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Wander Woman

How High-Achieving Women Find Contentment and Direction by Marcia ReynoldsBerrett-Koehler © 2010 In this Abstract, you will learn: Why women in corporate jobs wander away to other positions, How women can tap into their inner “archetypes” to envision and realize their goals, and How a “wander woman” can find her…
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CopyCats

How Smart Companies Use Imitation to Gain a Strategic Edge by Oded ShenkarCopyright 2010 Oded Shenkar Summarized by permission of Harvard Business PressGetAbstract In this Abstract, you will learn: How to gain from imitation; How to avoid the risks of imitation, including being imitated yourself; How to implement various imitation…
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What motivates employees?

In 'The Talent Powered Organisation', Peter Cheese indicates that 25 years ago 80% of the typical company's market value was based on tangible assets such as machinery and facilities and how effectively they were managed. Today only 20-30% are attributed to tangible assets and the rest to intangible assets like…
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Why CEOS's Fail

The 11 Behaviors That Can Derail Your Climb to the Top – and How to Manage Them by David L. Dotlich and Peter C. Cairo Jossey-Bass © 2003200 pages In this Abstract, you will learn: Which 11 personality fl aws can derail your career;. How to identify these weaknesses in…
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What is Servant-Leadership descirption

Servant-Leadership is a practical altruistic philosophy which supports people who choose to serve first, and then lead as a way of expanding service to individuals and institutions. Servant-leaders may or may not hold formal leadership positions. Servant-leadership encourages collaboration, trust, foresight, listening, and the ethical use of power and empowerment.
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How can behavioral factors be used to drive process excellence

by Dr. Stephen C. SchoonoverPresident, Schoonover Associates, IncI have been in the business of helping people for more than 35 years - first as a psychiatrist and more recently as a consultant focusing on leadership and performance management systems. This combination of experiences has in large part been a quest…
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What drives black talent in South Africa?

There is a significant disjoint between what young black talent in South Africa wants and what most corporates are delivering.This is according to new research findings which concluded that this mismatch was also contributing to the damaging culture of job hopping in corporate South Africa.
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