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Creating a Culture for Peer Coaching and Mentoring

by Peggy Decker on May 9, 2016 2:20:08 PM

Performance and talent management has traditionally been hinged on the carrot and stick approach. Employees are hired, trained, evaluated and then rewarded for high performance or potentially counseled out for not meeting expectations. This approach may have worked well in top-down, autocratic organizational cultures, but as organizations have shifted to a more collaborative and empowered work style, performance and development dialogues are shifting to more meaningful , engaging communications and interactions.

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Topics: Executive Coaching

Leader as Coach through Disruption and Changing Times

by Peggy Decker on Apr 26, 2016 3:22:41 PM

The only thing certain in life is change and managing change effectively as a leader is a primary skill necessary in a global, competitive work environment. Regardless of the industry, change management expertise requires many competencies that include building trust, managing others’ uncertainty, resilience and providing clarity. This. in effect, is a business leader as coach.

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Topics: Executive Coaching

Coaching to Influence and Communicate as a Leader

by Peggy Decker on Apr 19, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Executive coaching is an excellent tool to use in your organization’s talent management process.  From coaching leaders in the acquisition process to building bench strength for your future leadership needs, coaching helps your organization achieve results in a non-threatening, goal-focused manner.

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Topics: Executive Coaching

How to Use an Executive Coach for Effective Leadership Development

by Colette Ruoff on Apr 13, 2016 1:40:21 PM

Some people just seem to be “born” to lead a team to victory.  It’s not uncommon to see a young man or woman who innately seems to be able to inspire and motivate fellow team members, understand relationships and work through conflict. For most people, though, leadership skills are honed and developed over time. Through education, training and mentoring as well as work and life experiences,, effective leaders are generally developed over a period of time that varies from person to person. In organizations, leadership development may be a structured process such as high potential identification, succession planning and formal leadership training aligned with the organization's strategy for future leadership and business needs. Leadership development may also be less structured, such as "in the moment" feedback and coaching by a leader or peer.  If your organization wants to proactively enable leaders to be effective in today’s highly complex business environment so that they grow their capacities to take on greater responsibilities, executive coaching is a highly personalized and effective avenue to pursue .

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Topics: Executive Coaching

Driving the Future of Talent Management with Performance Based Systems

by Peggy Decker on Feb 23, 2016 3:28:26 PM

Motivating and incentivizing employees to perform has been a major challenge for employers since the early 1900s. For over 133 years, even prior to Maslow’s work in motivational theory, business owners to large corporations have employed various measures to manage talent and drive business results. Driving these results has ranged from coercion and threats to recognizing and rewarding actual output through production or merit-based systems.

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Topics: Talent Management

Gaps in Business Acumen Competencies: Solutions using Talent Management

by Peggy Decker on Feb 19, 2016 12:58:39 PM

Many times, leadership competencies focus on the ability to lead others by targeting the importance of personal or soft skills, such as inspiring others through a strong vision, demonstrating eloquent platform skills, displaying high integrity, and collaborating with others. These skills are definitely important in creating followership, yet gaps can occur in leadership when emerging leaders may not be prepared to lead the organization due to a lack of business acumen.

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Topics: Business Acumen

Using Strategic Talent Management to Leverage Organizational Effectiveness

by Peggy Decker on Feb 10, 2016 4:10:56 PM

Business leaders prefer certainty, whether it is financial, regulatory, or political. When working with individuals, it's not always easy to be certain about someone's potential. It takes educated leadership to effectively locate, recruit and develop talent. Leadership often looks to HR professionals to bring them the right talent and then help nurture their growth to gain a competitive advantage. All this is done to not struggle with the hidden costs of 'settling'. In other words...good, strategic HR practices can leverage talent management for successful outcomes.

 

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Topics: Organizational Effectiveness

Talent Management Expertise to Avoid Issues in Corporate Leadership Selection

by Peggy Decker on Jan 26, 2016 3:39:50 PM

There's leadership gold in that "thar" talent management pipeline. Too few know it, too few see it, and too few know what to do with it from a talent management perspective. Whether you are a senior executive, a succession planning leader or in middle-management, there are 3 key factors you want to be aware when considering corporate leadership selection. These include:

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Topics: Leadership Development

Virtual Collaboration for Talent Management and Leadership Development

by Peggy Decker on Jan 19, 2016 4:24:21 PM

In the global work environment, leaders at all levels are being called upon to manage talent vertically and horizontally across the globe. Formal and informal teams must collaborate and communicate effectively across departments, regions and in different time zones. How does your organization meet the demands of a 24/7 workforce without your leaders working 24/7? What are options for helping your leaders engage virtual teams, coach and provide feedback, help improve performance and recognize achievements? How can your organization help managers maintain accountability when their staff is not in the next cube?

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Five Best Talent Management Practices for Sustaining a Corporate Leadership Pipeline

by Peggy Decker on Jan 12, 2016 4:39:54 PM

Five Best Talent Management Practices for Sustaining a Corporate Leadership Pipeline

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Topics: Leadership Development

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