Tag Archives: Leadership Development

Hire Like Google — Project the ‘Career Trajectory’ of Your Candidates

I frequently get asked the question “What is the one thing that recruiting functions should be systematically doing, but for some unexplained reason, it doesn’t do it?” Well, one quick answer to that question is “to project the career trajectory of potential hires.” Which simply means to assess whether a candidate, after they are hired, are likely to progress and …

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The Toughest Questions In Leadership Development At Rapid Growth Firms

  Many corporate leadership development efforts can only be classified as "conservative" or "old school". Most of the existing leadership development program designs only fit the needs of well-established large corporations with relatively slow growth rates. But how would the traditional leadership development approach have to be modified to meet the expectations of rapidly growing Internet firms with breathtaking growth …

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Strengthening Your Leadership Bench with External Succession Planning, Part 2

Beyond this commitment, what follows are the major steps: 1. Make the business case for external succession planning. The first step is to present arguments to your senior leadership about the need for including external talent and development opportunities in your succession plan. Generally that means documenting current development problems/shortages, and putting an estimated dollar cost to each. This business …

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