Category Archives: Talent Development & Retention

Invest in Stronger Organizational DNA for Huge Multifaceted Returns
05 May

Invest in Stronger Organizational DNA for Huge Multifaceted Returns

To paraphrase Warren Buffett, “When the tide goes out, it reveals who’s been swimming naked.” Right now, companies are hemorrhaging talent that they’ve invested extraordinary amounts of energy, time, and precious capital to attract, retain, and develop. How’d they get caught with their pants down? Many executive boards and top leaders deluded themselves by thinking they were committed to […]

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Valuable New Team Coaching Strategy Rapidly Improves Leadership Results
13 Feb

Valuable New Team Coaching Strategy Rapidly Improves Leadership Results

Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to privately coach many senior executives in Fortune 500 firms. While that has made a big impact for those organizations, we are now seeing a major shift into coaching and developing entire teams. Not surprisingly, the 2019 Deloitte Global Capital Trends Survey found that the majority of leaders […]

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Do you need effective leadership strategies to succeed through the Great Resignation?
18 Nov

Do you need effective leadership strategies to succeed through the Great Resignation?

The “Great Resignation” refers to the record number of Americans who left their jobs in 2020 and 2021 – with no intention of returning. I’ve recently spoken to many of my Fortune 500 clients who lament that this major migration is adversely impacting sales, supply chains, customer service, deliveries, and revenue. But this isn’t actually […]

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Leadership Communication to Skyrocket Underperformers to Success
12 Jun

Leadership Communication to Skyrocket Underperformers to Success

While working for years at Macy’s as a senior executive, I had to have numerous conversations with underperforming team members. I’ll admit that I would shy away from having those difficult conversations in the beginning. I didn’t want that person to feel bad or take my feedback in the wrong way. But I knew that […]

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Companies Squander Valuable Leadership Talent
25 Apr

Companies Squander Valuable Leadership Talent

If you aren’t willing to invest where you have the greatest potential for robust ROI, namely in your human capital, it’s like raising a child with tons of potential and fantastic DNA, and then not sending them to school. The money saved on textbooks and tuition may have sounded like a good idea at the […]

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Do You Know These Secrets to High-Performance Teams?
28 Feb

Do You Know These Secrets to High-Performance Teams?

When I worked as a senior level executive for Macy’s – when it was a Fortune 100 – it was critical that I quickly learn how to build and create high performance teams. You cannot afford to micro-manage when your responsibility is to achieve the company’s overall initiatives with a coherent vision that motivates everyone […]

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Leadership Secrets to Mine for Extraordinary Talent
31 Jan

Leadership Secrets to Mine for Extraordinary Talent

Are you mining for extraordinary talent to fill your high potential pipeline? Great people are the essential strands of corporate DNA and your most valuable asset. Find creative ways to mine for the best of the best, and you’ll reap incalculable rewards, both now and in the future. I have four key secrets that my […]

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Deepen Strategic Investments in Future Leadership
07 Jun

Deepen Strategic Investments in Future Leadership

Companies in all different industries have attractive openings right now, available for talented leaders, and that’s great news if you’re looking to elevate your career. The bad news, especially if you’re tasked with the responsibility of filling those vital positions, is that there is a disturbing lack of qualified people to fill these critical succession […]

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Are You Proactively Developed & Ready for Valuable Leadership Succession?
23 Feb

Are You Proactively Developed & Ready for Valuable Leadership Succession?

Holding on to valued leadership talent so they don’t leave to work for your competitors – while developing key leaders for succession planning – are two of the top issues faced by companies in 2016. Surprisingly – and unfortunately – research indicates that as many as 70% of organizations have no succession plan in place […]

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20 Jan

High Performance Leadership Feedback Fuel

Today’s leaders are hired not just to manage people but to coach them and develop their potential. If you can’t do that you probably won’t be promoted. Here’s a case in point: Forward-thinking companies like General Electric and Microsoft are moving away from annual performance reviews. For one thing, they’ve figured out that for feedback […]

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