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Talent: Mantra or Mystery in Predicting Success?

May 4, 2016 by
Posted in Performance Readiness Solutions

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All 128 Division I college football teams are just wrapping up spring training. The senior players are only memories. The incoming class hasn’t yet arrived. And hopes for a successful season are as plentiful as flower blossoms and tree buds.

This flow of players through college football teams is a microcosm of the flow of people and talent through corporations today. The promise of thirty-year employment has long vanished, and with the arrival of the millennial workforce, corporations are struggling with the reality of a “learn-and-leave” mindset. The importance of continuously recruiting new players for college football programs and modern corporations alike has become paramount. Read the rest of this entry »

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Work-Life Synergy and Self-Directed Learning

May 2, 2016 by
Posted in Learning Content

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The era of work-life balance has evolved due to changes in work flexibility and advances in technology. We now live in a world where the boundaries between work and life and the way we learn and grow, follows suit. To be a top performer in today’s world, you need to drive your own professional growth and development, while maintaining a healthy work-life synergy. The key question is, “How do you effectively integrate a personal learning strategy without experiencing burnout?” Read the rest of this entry »

How Many Top Performers Should Be Interviewed to Develop a TOPS Profile?

April 20, 2016 by
Posted in Performance Readiness Solutions

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That’s a great question and, as usual, the answer is—it depends.

We consider a few factors when recommending how many people should be on the interview list:

  • Contact time. We usually target forty contact hours with top performers. This ideal target has proven valid across many types of roles and industries. We define an hour of contact time as one hour spent with one performer. So interviewing one person for two hours or two people for one hour will each result in two contact hours. Read the rest of this entry »

Webinar Q&A | Discovering the Why and How of Mentoring

April 18, 2016 by
Posted in Coaching

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Of Fortune 500 companies, 71% have mentoring programs, so it is clear that many organizations see mentoring as a key developmental offering. According to research by Professor David Clutterbuck, “Mentoring’s impact on retention is consistent internationally. One of the most significant ways well-constructed mentoring programs pay for themselves is by increasing the chances people will stay—by at least a third on average.”

But how effective are these programs? The difference between a good and a great program all comes down to program design. Read the rest of this entry »

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