Tag: Talent Development

A Succession Planning Offering You Can’t Refuse: Surprising HR Lessons from The Godfather

While not a conventional source of inspiration for human resources (HR) professionals, the Godfather movie series can provide a rich narrative that is applicable to organizational behavior. For example, succession planning plays a pivotal role in the series, shaping the narrative and demonstrating the complexities and importance of ensuring leadership continuity in any organization or […]


Oprah Winfrey on Learning to Be a Leader

Learning is when you remember the “a-ha” of knowing the truth. The common language we all share is the truth about ourselves. Oprah Winfrey, the global media leader, philanthropist, producer, and actress, gave these and other insights about leadership and talent development in her keynote session at the 2019 ATD International Conference and Exposition in […]


Corporate Leaders Fear Talent Shortage

In an increasingly service- and skill-driven economy, talent acquisition, development, and retention are immensely important for companies that want to stay competitive in the long run.


Which Soft Skills Do Your Leaders Need, and How Can You Set Them Up for Success?

When HR departments look for training and development programs for their organizations’ leaders and high potentials, they often focus on industry-specific and job-related tasks. This is because—much more than “soft skills” like communication, teamwork, or critical analysis—these more concrete skills are easier to standardize across departments and titles and simpler to evaluate and teach.

How a Flexible Approach Boosts Talent Development

Talent development is—or at least should be—a key aspect of any organization’s long-term goal and succession planning. It’s also one of the most challenging. Top leaders and top talent don’t fit neatly into predefined molds. What works for some will fall short with others. This means that organizations should be taking a pragmatic approach to […]


What It Really Costs When You Don’t Invest in Employee Development

Deciding to invest in the growth of your employees is more than just a question of budget. If your company chooses not to invest in employee development, you’re setting your business up for lower employee engagement rates, lower chances of attracting and retaining talent, and employee stagnation—all of which deeply affect your company’s productivity.


Painting the People Picture for Today’s C-Suite: 3 Tips for Employee Development

As HR leaders know all too well, you won’t find a résumé outlining a job candidate’s biggest achievements as “successfully working with people with wildly different personalities than their own” or “navigating difficult professional situations with strength and grace.”

Dashboard Templates for Talent Management

In yesterday’s Advisor, Jayson Saba offered tips for dashboards and scorecards for HR, including the first of his recommended templates. Today, we present the rest of the templates. Saba, vice president of Market Strategy, Ceridian HCM, delivered his suggestions at the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Talent Management Conference, held recently in San Diego. […]