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Using Talent Management to Leverage a Coaching Culture

by Peggy Decker on Dec 24, 2015 2:41:07 PM

When we talk about corporate coaching, we’re not just talking about training or nurturing employees towards success in their files. Effective coaching is an integral part of talent management that creates a feedback loop in which individuals at every level of the organization can receive a continuous stream of information that helps them grow and improve, adding to success in all areas of the business. Although much of the coaching paradigm comes from HR expertise, it takes strong leadership to ensure the implementation and reinforcement of a strategic coaching initiative that must change at different levels of leadership.

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Topics: Leadership Team Development, Corporate Culture

How are Leadership Development Strategies Executed in the Corporate World?

by Peggy Decker on Dec 1, 2015 12:13:53 PM

Every organization has its own culture and ethos, but certain commonalities exist in the ways successful companies implement leadership development strategies. Those that place an emphasis on the long-term health of the company through leadership development create companies where the most important focus in leadership is not the CEO. In fact, no individual should be. The focus should instead be on the most important function of the business… creating a strategic leadership plan that reaches beyond today’s CEO or even the next successor. Successful corporations look to an ongoing stream of potential leaders to keep the company strong now and in the future.

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Topics: Leadership Team Development

Using Talent Management to Sustain your Leadership Pipeline

by Peggy Decker on Nov 24, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Companies find themselves in a constant struggle to attract and retain great leaders. The increasing transparency job seekers have in the age of information means companies have to try harder to attract talent. At the same time, other companies recognize they must do more to attract talent, increasing the competition for talented workers. Meanwhile, we see that those promoted from within an organization tend to outperform and outlast those hired from the outside.

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Topics: Leadership Team Development

Using Leadership Development to Drive Your Competitive Advantage

by Peggy Decker on Nov 10, 2015 11:24:21 AM

A Leadership Development Plan is most effective when organizations look across all leadership levels and create a strategy for building capabilities across that population. Keeping employees active and engaged is a vital part of this process, allowing businesses to nurture leaders from within the company. When organizations display this type of mature talent management, they become 31 percent more effective in engaging employees, with only one percent turnover among high performing employees.

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Topics: Leadership Team Development

The Value & ROI of a Train-the-Trainer Strategy for Adult Learning

by Peggy Decker on Aug 15, 2015 7:30:00 AM

The model of Train-the-Trainer (TTT or T3) and certification programs was built on the theory of adult learning where certain individuals were asked to teach, mentor or train others.  Success would be based on them first learning and mastering the topics being taught.

These programs are now used for certain corporate initiatives which are designed to bring specific learning to companies in a timely, more cost-effective manner.

It allows for training on certain skills and topics to reach a wider range of employees and build employee capacity as well as a competitive edge for the firm.  This then can contribute to driving organizational effectiveness. 

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Topics: Leadership Team Development

Aligning Resources for Talent Management Strategies to Maximize ROI

by Peggy Decker on Jul 7, 2015 1:17:55 PM

Whether it is a new process improvement initiative, a specific area of development on selling skills unique to your organization, or a communications assessment – a well-crafted talent management strategy drives ROI and sustainable results. Sometimes the best approach is to bring certain learning and organizational development programs or expertise in-house. Other initiatives are best left to external experts & resources. Some of the considerations might include:

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Topics: Leadership Team Development

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