11/29/13: Top Talent Development Posts this Week

November 29, 2013 by Wally Bock

Every week, I review blogs and other publications that cover talent development to find the very best talent development posts. This week, you’ll find pointers to pieces on the knowledge of senior workers, performance management, leadership development, and succession management.

From Todd Nordstrom: Mining the Wisdom of Your Senior Workers — Before It’s Too Late

“What wisdom should we learn from senior members of the workforce before they leave?”

From Marcus Buckingham: Performance Management and the Pony Express

“Microsoft has decided to dump the practice of rating individuals’ performance on a numerical scale – a decision I applauded in a recent post. I argued that such rating systems don’t accomplish the task managers expect from them, which is to accelerate the performance of their people. At best, they serve other goals:  allocating compensation fairly, and aligning each individual’s goals with the values and strategies of the company. However, even if these were sufficient goals, managers would still be frustrated by how poorly ratings-based Human Capital Management (HCM) systems achieves them. Here are the two intractable problems with today’s approach.”

From Terry “Starbucker” St. Marie: The 4 Things You HAVE To Do To Make Leadership Development Really Work

“Every company has some kind of leadership development program, even if they don’t realize it.”

From Sean Dineen: Succession Management 101: What Your Company Can Learn From the Royals

“Given the buzz about the royal birth in England earlier this year, it seems only right to talk about succession planning.”

Wally Bock is a coach, a writer and President of Three Star Leadership.

Posted in Talent Management

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