- Friday, March 25th, 2011
- POSTED BY Nicole Morris
I had a conversation with a colleague the other day about the value of using “stretch” assignments for personal development. We both shared stories about those times when we had been stretched to the limit—times we had taken on something we never imagined possible, yet landed on our feet and learned from that opportunity. For us, the value of these “stretch assignments” was not so much in completing the actual task, but in the lessons learned from surviving our jump into unchartered waters.
After our conversation, I found myself wondering many things……..
- Friday, March 18th, 2011
- POSTED BY Alberto Arroyo
Are there negative consequences to having poor self-understanding?
I can still remember—and even hear—my high school basketball coach yelling, “know your game!” It was his way of telling players to play within their own capacity—to play to strengths and leverage the skills of others to optimize individual talent to become a well-balanced team.
While we certainly had a dynamic and versatile team with highly skilled players, we were at our best when…
- Friday, March 11th, 2011
- POSTED BY Justin Albertson
Recently I had a client ask me about the difference between “trainable” and “non-trainable” competencies. Do competencies even fall into one category or the other? How do you determine that? What do you do with someone who has low assessment results (weakness) in a “non-trainable” area?
The “non-trainable” differentiation of competencies came about from client stakeholders and SMEs who helped us develop the model. The criteria used to identify when a competency is “non-trainable” are……
- Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011
- POSTED BY Sandy Ruffalo
One symptom of a broken talent system is a culture that is not aligned with optimizing talent. Are you a well-meaning manager? We’ve all had them. They give you time off when needed, they go to bat for you, they let you know how much they appreciate you. If you are the conscientious and well-meaning manager, how could your actions actually be a symptom of a broken talent system? Take a look at this list and see if any of these actions resonate with you…