Using Executive Development as a Forum to Drive Alignment and Cohesion

Posted by Andrea Butcher on Feb 11, 2019 9:28:00 AM

There's never been more pressure on executive leaders to perform at a higher level in a wider range of areas. While leadership today is more complex at all levels, the role of enterprise leadership presents unique challenges. It can be daunting to keep up, given the complexity and the rate of change in so many different parts of the business.  

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Topics: Leadership, Strategy, Talent Development, Talent Mangement

Talent Success Management Part 1: What’s the Point?

Posted by Jacop Lucas on Feb 8, 2019 1:49:34 PM

What do the Indianapolis Colts, Imagine Dragons, Will Power, and my furnace all have in common?  Over this five-part blog series, we will see how they all prove that a traditional performance appraisal model has never worked, as well as show the need for a change of mindset that focuses on managing talent success instead of trying to manage employee performance.   

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Determining ROI of Leader Development

Posted by Amanda Areces on Jan 24, 2019 9:37:00 AM

Stop me if you’ve heard this one (you have, but it is worth repeating): A CEO and CFO are battling it out during the budget process.  The CFO says to CEO, who is asking for dollars for leader development, “What happens if we train them and they leave?” The CEO pauses and responds with, “What happens if we don’t and they stay?” I love this two line quip.  It is so true and so telling of the way we lose sight of what could happen to our businesses if we fail to invest in the development of our people.

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Topics: Talent Development, Talent Strategy

Stop Complaining About Your Boss and Work On YOU: Three Simple Things YOU Can Do to Improve Your Relationship With Your Manager

Posted by Andrea Butcher on Dec 12, 2018 11:20:00 AM

Bosses get a bad rap. In a complex, dynamic workplace (and life), it’s easy to blame the frustration or unhappiness we feel at work on our bosses. This talk runs rampant . . . “I don’t get enough direction.” “My boss doesn’t appreciate me.” “My boss takes credit for the work that I do.” Imagine if we took all the time spent complaining about bosses and bottled it—that time adds up. Every second of time spent complaining about your boss (or anyone else) is completely wasted energy and does nothing to help you.

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Topics: Leadership

The Case for Shelf Awareness: Why Work Books Clubs are Thriving

Posted by Amanda Areces on Dec 4, 2018 1:08:00 PM

You’ve heard people talking about book clubs.  Maybe you want to know more—Who goes? How do you choose a book?  Aren’t book clubs just an excuse to have wine and snacks with your friends? Depending on the book club, those answers vary.  I have been in a book club for close to 10 years.  There are some other members who have been there since the beginning with me, and as the group has evolved, we have invited a few more. We now have a group of 12 committed women with widely ranging tastes, opinions, dietary needs and families. 

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Topics: Communication, Goals, Leadership

Leadership Development is a Process: 5 Tips to Maximize the Experience

Posted by Andrea Butcher on Nov 6, 2018 9:34:00 AM

Transformational – Empowering – Collaborative – Thought-Provoking – Practical – Enlightening

This list represents six of the words that individual participants shared when I asked each of them to use one word to describe the leadership development experience so far. We were three months into a six-month development process and I wanted to see where their heads and hearts were.

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Topics: Talent Mangement, Talent Development, Strategy

Your Candidate Communication Strategy Impacts Your Brand…WAY MORE THAN YOU MIGHT THINK!

Posted by Tami Murphy on Oct 30, 2018 9:47:00 AM

A recent survey conducted by Talent Board asked participants to rate their likelihood of referring others based on their most recent application/interviewing process. Nearly 50% of those surveyed (44%) indicated they would “Definitely Not.” Take a minute. Let that sink in. Now think about what the candidates you’ve been in touch with in the last 90 days would say about your organization? Sobering isn’t it?

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Topics: Recruiting, Talent Strategy, Communication

HR Leaders as Paradox Navigators - It's a Must. Here's Why...

Posted by Andrea Butcher on Oct 3, 2018 11:29:42 AM

There has never been a more important time to be an HR leader—it’s a complex work environment and organizations are craving strong leadership. As someone who cares a lot about the HR profession (we must continue to evolve) and the work I get to do as a Talent Strategist, I believe the latest HR Competency Model provides important focus.

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Topics: Leadership, Management

Focused Visioning & Goal Setting

Posted by Andrea Butcher on Sep 28, 2018 2:28:27 PM

You are creating your life as you go based upon how you think about your life. Are you intentional about that or are you reacting to what is?

I am passionate about visioning and goal-setting. In 2007, I created a 10-year plan for my life using the process that I outline in this post. At that time, I was single (three years post-divorce), working for a consulting firm, and trying to figure out how to balance a career while raising my five-year old daughter, 

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Topics: Goals, Strategy, Planning, Leadership, Vision

Stop Asking “Should I Stay or Should I Go?” Why This Question is Flawed and What to Ask Instead

Posted by Andrea Butcher on Aug 24, 2018 3:15:00 PM

10% of relevant talent is actively looking for a new opportunity at any given moment in time; that means that 90% of suitable candidates are not engaged in active job searches. They have not registered with recruiters, are not perusing job boards, and are not applying for roles. They may not even be unhappy where they are, but they ARE willing to move!

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