February 25 , 2018

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Are Leaders Ready for VUCA?

By Evan Sinar, Ph.D. This is part 3 of a 4 part series on talent management in a VUCA world. [Dr John Sullivan andScott Erker, SVP at DDI’s  will be discussing more on this topic at the upcoming Webinar Wednesday November 20, 2013.  Register here: http://insight.ddiworld.com/webinar_agiletalentmanagement?source=sullivan ] An examination of executive assessment data suggests the answer might be, “no.” The concept of VUCA ... Read More »

Speed Doesn’t Kill … Slow Kills Organizations

[I will be discussing this topic with Scott Erker, SVP at DDI’s upcoming Webinar Wednesday January 29, 2014.  Register here: http://insight.ddiworld.com/webinar_agiletalentmanagement?source=sullivan ] You could accurately call me Dr. Speed because I love speed. I don’t mean the speed associated with fast cars, but instead, organizational speed. I really admire large organizations that have a track record of doing everything really fas Organizational ... Read More »

Benchmark your talent management strategy to see if its built for a VUCA world

This is part 2 of a 4 part series on talent management in a VUCA world. [Benchmark Yourself] Is Your Talent Strategy Built for a VUCA World? By Justin Yopp Want to see how your organization stacks up? DDI shows you how. http://blogs.ddiworld.com/tmi/2013/10/benchmark-yourself-is-your-talent-strategy-built-for-a-vuca-world.html   Part 1 How the Talent Management Function Can Thrive In a VUCA World By Dr. John ... Read More »

How the Talent Management Function Can Thrive In a VUCA World

This is part 1 of a series on talent management in a VUCA world. By Dr. John Sullivan As a leader in talent management, you have undoubtedly already noticed over the last decade that there has been continuous volatility and change in the business, political, social, technological, and even the physical environment. Well, this world of turmoil actually has a ... Read More »

6 Talent Management Lessons From the Silicon Valley

No matter where I travel around the world, people are extremely curious about the unique talent management practices of Silicon Valley. Over my 30+ years of working in the Valley, I have tried to distill the best talent management practices of great firms like Facebook,Google, and Apple (as well as the practices of many of the startups) into what I call “the Six ... Read More »

Get Rid of Your Bad Hires Quickly With a ‘No-fault Divorce’ Process

Everyone knows that the average hiring process is less than perfect. In fact, most selection processes have high failure rates (i.e. even after months or even years of “assessment,” nearly 60 percent of the marriages in California end in divorce). So it shouldn’t be a surprise that as many as 46 percent of new hires fail within 18 months, according ... Read More »

Winning ‘the War to Keep Your Employees’ Requires Re-Recruiting Your Top Talent

  If you expect to win “The War to Keep Your Employees,” you must continually assure that the best offer that a top performing employee receives comes from inside your own firm. In order to assure that, management must periodically approach top talent and recruit them again (re-recruit) just as if they were a new external prospect. Although I coined ... Read More »


Why Candidates Are Dropping Out of Your Hiring Process

As seen on Yello (March 31, 2017) by Tracy Kelly. HR industry thought leader and professor of management at San Francisco State University, Dr. John Sullivan, says the cost to candidate withdrawal is real; the lost investment is a drain on team resources. Your online application is too complicated Sullivan reports that at Fortune 500 firms, 9 out of ten ... Read More »