Development

Talent management practitioners need a number of skills and capabilities to be effective. Source: Thinkstock

What maketh a talent management practitioner?

Talent management practitioners must exhibit six key characteristics in order to be successful, writes Marc Effron Talent management’s rapid emergence as a field has left practitioners without a clear success model. Based on our experience as talent management consultants and practitioners, interviews with other well-regarded practitioners, and input from executive […]

There are valuable leadership lessons that can be learned from sporting teams

7 leadership lessons from professional sports

Leaders can benefit from a number of insights from the world of high performing sporting teams, writes Roger Collins The corporate landscape is littered with the detritus of failed attempts to develop leaders in general and leadership teams in particular. At the risk of being contentious, we may have over-relied […]

Daan Van Den Broek, vice-president human resources for Unilever ANZ

Unilever’s keys to leadership success

One of the biggest challenges for learning professionals when it comes to leadership development is that they can lose focus of the bigger strategy picture and their functional expertise may unintentionally obstruct business drivers, according to Daan Van Den Broek, vice-president human resources for Unilever ANZ. “At Unilever, we make […]

HR can take a number of steps to help select, develop and retain high potential talent (HIPO). Source: Thinkstock

3 keys to help maximise high potential talent

A narrow point of view on what constitutes high potential (HIPO) and an over-reliance on identification of HIPO talent by executives are two key areas in which organisations struggle when it comes to successfully selecting and developing HIPOs, according to a global consulting firm. An over reliance on past performance […]