In the last ten years there has been a marked under-investment in talent development by many companies. Most companies are now in catch-up mode, but it is nearly impossible to accelerate through a lost decade of fundamental leadership development. Rarely have I met a talent executive who felt satisfied with the system, process, practices, programs, and decisions being made about their talent. We assist Chief Talent Officers (CTO) in building a strategy, aligning the operating model with existing HR practices and programs, and implementing new systems and practices. In some cases, we assist the CTO and CHRO in preparation for the annual Chairman’s Review in a new way. For others, it is assisting with the definition of new leadership models for 2020.
Key to our success is helping you create alignment between your Talent Model and the company’s Strategic Planning calendar and processes. As a starting point, if the talent process is out of sync with the planning calendar, it becomes difficult if not impossible to have your talent recommendations ready to serve the business at the most critical time – when the business strategy requires successors ready for new roles.
We serve our clients with several practical tools:
Aligning Talent with the Business Cycle
Leadership Model Development
Board of Director Talent Review
Talent Analysis & Reporting
We also recommend Affiliate firms with an expertise in developing your Talent Management team and capabilities. To demystify talent management, we recommend this book: Demystifying Talent Management (2015). We also recommend workshops and certificate programs through two trusted resources: Janson Associates, and the Kenan-Flagler Business School at UNC Chapel Hill Talent Management Certificate Program for additional information.