Posted by & filed under business strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), talent management.

Many companies have a strategy to effect long-term growth and thereby increasing shareholder value.  A prominent component of these growth strategies are not only he organic component of what new internal products and services that a company will offer to current and potential customers, but also the inorganic growth strategies provided by M&A.  This component… Read more »

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Recently Deloitte published its Human Capital Trends 2013 report. In the report there are a number of interesting pieces, which I highly recommend you look at, but I was driven to one in particular titled “Leadership.Next: Debunking the superhero myth.” This informative piece discusses what has historically been the focus of leadership development programs…building the… Read more »

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If you are like most people in the learning and talent management space…you may have experienced this situation. You are in an organization with a Corporate (Corp) learning and talent management group, probably responsible for cross-corporate initiatives and a number of Business Unit (BU) learning and talent management groups, probably responsible for being responsive to… Read more »

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Two recent articles piqued my curiosity this past week. One was UNC Keenan-Flagler’s ideas@work webizine Volume 5 and one article in particular titled “Developing Leaders in a VUCA Environment.” The second was a research report from Saba titled “Carpe Diem: Seizing the Opportunity to Build an Agile Organization.” The UNC Keenan-Flagler piece discussed research from… Read more »

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I came across a very interesting blog written by Boris Groysberg and Deborah Bell on HBR. It was titled “Talent Management: Boards Give Their Companies an ‘F’”…The basis of the piece by Groysberg and Bell was a study conducted in partnership with WomenCorporateDirectors and Heidrick & Struggles to survey over a 1000 board members across… Read more »

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That’s the word from The Conference Board after sharing insights from their “The State of Human Capital 2012” report. A joint effort between The Conference Board and McKinsey & Company, Human Capital (HC) professionals continue to be stymied by the environment and that is leading to frustration in the ranks. After a multitude of studies… Read more »

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Greetings, If you are in learning & talent development, you may still be dealing with reduced budgets and a perspective in your organization that “just-in-time” hiring will be the answer to what needs to happen to support the business strategy. However, there is a body of academic research that would call that approach into question…So… Read more »

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Greetings, Many of us are looking for the magic answer to propelling our organization’s business strategy. While we all recognize the importance of leadership and talent to that endeavor, we sometimes struggle to identify what we need to do to execute business strategy. Research by the Corporate Leadership Council titled “Improving Returns on Leadership Investments”… Read more »