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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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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 »

Digital Transformation – Tips for Smoother Sailing

April 13, 2016 by
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Don’t look now, but the digital transformation ship may have left you on the docks. So, what is a digital transformation? As you might guess, there are more than a few definitions floating out there, but here’s a good one that I found in a Forbes article by Jason Bloomberg:

“The realignment of, or new investment in, technology and business models to more effectively engage digital customers at every touchpoint in the customer experience lifecycle.”  Read the rest of this entry »

How to Spot a Top Performer

March 23, 2016 by
Posted in Organizational Development, Performance Readiness Solutions

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The first step is to identify the top performers. All too often, leaders assume that top performers are the most senior, typically either those who have been in their roles the longest or, worse yet, performed so well that they were promoted into management roles. More on that group in a minute. Read the rest of this entry »

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