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Talent Development and the Field of Dreams

March 26, 2014 by Wally Bock

“Why people really leave their jobs.” That was the title of Jena McGregor’s recent article in the Washington Post. For me, though, the money quote was only partly about the reasons why people leave. After describing a recent LinkedIn survey, McGregor says this: “The survey, conducted by LinkedIn, found that the No. 1 reason workers […]




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Top Talent Development Blog Posts this Week: 3/21/14

March 21, 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 succession planning, C-Suite skills, picking a CEO, and attracting top college talent. From Tim Sackett: The Skills That Really Make Great Leaders Great “The reality is, in […]




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Development and Data

March 19, 2014 by Wally Bock

When Ed Koch was Mayor of New York City in the 1970s, he was known for stopping New Yorkers on the street and asking, “How am I doing?” That’s a good question to ask about your talent development efforts. Julie Winkle Giulioni suggests how to do that in her post, “Measuring Career Development Success.” Here’s […]




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Top Talent Development Blog Posts this Week: 14 March 2014

March 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 to pieces on aligning with star employees, developing yourself and others, transforming learning with mobile, and talent development. From Susan Cramm: Align with Your Star Employees “When you connect […]




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Performance Reviews: Keeping the baby, ditching the bathwater

March 12, 2014 by Wally Bock

Performance reviews are the process everyone hates. Jena McGregor reviews most of the reasons in her excellent piece: “The corporate kabuki of performance reviews.” The short version is that they’re not fair, increase stress, don’t make things better, and suck up a ton of time. W. Edwards Deming put this more strongly, speaking of “performance […]




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3/7/14: Top Talent Development Posts this Week

March 7, 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 about recruiting and succession planning. Top Talent Development Posts this week includes pointers to pieces about recruiting and succession… Click To Tweet From Human Resource Executive Online: What’s […]




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2/28/14: Top Talent Development Posts this Week

February 28, 2014 by Wally Bock

Every week, I review blogs and other publications that cover talent development to find the very best talent development posts. Here are pointers to pieces about finding tech talent, development plans, re-inventing your talent acquisition strategy, and investing in learning and development. From the Wall Street Journal: In Race to Find Tech Talent, Piazza Opens […]




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Big Data and the Pursuit of Why

February 26, 2014 by Wally Bock

Big data is the latest all-purpose magic tool to help make business functions, like talent development get better results. Personnel Today just ran a two article series on the subject. Here are links and brief descriptions. HR data and metrics: overhauling your approach “Nick Kemsley, co-director at Henley Business School’s Centre for HR Excellence, shows […]




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Talent Management Facts #43

February 22, 2014 by Ken Nowack

“42.7 percent of all statistics are made up on the spot.” Steven Wright Another addition of leadership and talent management “facts” from all over the world. Some intuitive and some not….what do you think? 1. According to the CIPD/Halogen Software Employee Outlook survey, 33% of employees in the public sector stated they believed their company’s […]




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2/21/14: Top Talent Development Posts this Week

February 21, 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 Angela Duckworth’s view of success, what makes a top executive, lessons on succession from the Microsoft saga, and learning technologies. From Strategy and Business: Angela Duckworth’s Gritty […]




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