2/14/14: Top Talent Development Posts this Week

February 14, 2014 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 career path for top executives, developing the leaders you’ve been overlooking, developing contextual leaders, and stay interviews to retain top talent.

From Wharton: Seeking Their Fortune: The Career Path for Top Executives in Big Companies

“Executives in the highest ranks of management have become increasingly diverse in recent years, and the number of lifelong employees has continued to decline. At the same time, the recession has ‘reversed two key trends, increasing both average age and length of tenure.'”

From Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman: Develop the Leaders You’ve Been Overlooking

“anyone who has worked in organizations knows that there are also people without managerial titles, and who have no direct reports, and yet wield great influence and make critical contributions to the firm. These are the highly professional individual contributors.”

From Tammy Erickson: Developing contextual leaders

“We were talking about the top executives in his organisation when my interviewee sighed. ‘I just don’t know why anyone would want to take on those roles.’ I stopped cold. This talented professional was clearly on his company’s ‘high potential’ list – they were investing heavily in his development in all the traditional ways.”

From Jennifer V. Miller: Top talent walking out the door? Here’s how to get them to stay

“Stay interviews serve two purposes: to let employees know how valued they are and to proactively identify problems that may lead to a team member’s departure. According to research released recently from the Institute for Corporate Productivity, these proactive career conversations were identified as one of six talent-management practices that companies use to boost employee engagement.”

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

Posted in Talent Management

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