May 2019

Development Opportunity Worksheet

What Actions Should You Stop, Start, and Continue? An essential component of any leader development program, including those contained within succession planning processes, is to work on skills valuable to the employee and organization. Once you’ve identified a development opportunity to focus on first, our Development Opportunity Worksheet is a helpful exercise for exploring this […]

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May 2019

Preparing Employees for 360 Degree Feedback

Preparing Employees for 360 Degree Feedback To ensure your next 360 Feedback process is successful, a little planning and preparation can go a long way. With this in mind, here is how you can ensure you are delivering a transparent process that minimizes anxiety and maximizes the value for everyone involved. 1. Why A clear […]

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May 2019

Identifying Development Opportunities

How to Choose Which Development Opportunity to Focus on First For any succession plan to be effective, it is important to have a strategy in place for cultivating talent. This means taking the time to create an individualized development plan (IDP) for each succession candidate so they know what they need to do in order […]

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May 2019

Great Leaders are Decisive

Leader Decisiveness In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing. – Theodore Roosevelt Making decisions that are well-informed and time-sensitive is a crucial part of being a successful leader. Leaders who […]

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May 2019

The Value of Succession Planning for Young Leaders

Succession Planning for Young Leaders When you think about companies that have an urgent need for succession planning, you might be picturing an organization with an aging leadership team. That’s not an unreasonable thought – the average age of CEOs has been rising over the last few years, with more and more companies choosing executives […]

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May 2019

What is 360 Degree Feedback?

What is 360 Degree Feedback? What is it? 360 Degree Feedback – sometimes referred to as multi-rater feedback, multi-source feedback, or multi-source assessment – is a process for gathering multiple perspectives into an employee’s performance. Typically, a 360 feedback involves a variety of perspectives (raters) from an employee’s (target’s) subordinates, colleagues, and supervisor, along with […]

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May 2019

Overcoming Resistance in Difficult Conversations

How to Continue Difficult Conversations When You’ve Hit a Roadblock If you’re preparing to talk to your team about succession, our Difficult Conversations and Succession post offers some great strategies to get you started. In that post, we talk about the importance of preparing for one-on-one sessions by setting expectations and leveraging mindful communication. While […]

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May 2019

Difficult Conversations and Succession

How to Have Candid Conversations about Succession Planning So your company has started succession planning – you’ve identified which roles your organization should target through its succession plan, developed success profiles for these roles, nominated successors, and begun to build your succession bench. Now you’re ready to start developing the succession candidates on your bench. […]

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May 2019

How is MEIA Different?

How is MEIA Different from Existing Measures of EI? Dr. Robert Tett, author of the Multidimensional Emotional Intelligence Assessment (MEIA), is featured in a series of videos to explain emotional intelligence (EI). Background When I was starting out as an academic, I had a colleague back at University of Central Florida in the mid-1990s. His […]

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May 2019

Diversity and Succession Planning

Looking to Increase Diversity in Your Company? You may have read newspaper or popular press articles that outline the benefits of diversity in organizations. The so-called “business case” for diversity states that adding minority members to executive boards and leadership teams improves the bottom line, delivering higher returns and leads to making better financial decisions. […]

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May 2019

Succession Planning Software

Looking for the Right Succession Planning Software for Your Company? Most companies looking for succession planning software are really looking for technology that will create a process for them. In truth, succession planning software should be called succession management software. It is a valuable tool for executing your succession plan by helping you track, analyze, […]

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May 2019

How is EI measured?

How is EI measured? Dr. Robert Tett, author of the Multidimensional Emotional Intelligence Assessment (MEIA), is featured in a series of videos to explain emotional intelligence (EI). EI can be assessed in a number of ways. A great way would be to have people face real or simulated situations that are emotionally charged and then […]

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