Tag: succession planning

How Siemens develops great leaders

Great leaders need to be great communicators and articulate the company’s vision in a way that brings clarity and a compelling reason for employees to come along for the journey, according to Nicolette Barnard, Siemens ASEAN-Pacific’s head of leadership and development and acting head of HR for Siemens Australia. “In […]

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The best leaders: few and far, born not made

Leadership is in crisis with baby boomers retiring and fewer Gen Ys stepping up to the plate, according to a number of leadership experts, who predict there will be profound shortages of leaders in the future. This problem is compounded by the fact that there is a shortage of leadership […]

How middle managers roadblock productivity

Efforts to improve the productivity and performance of Australian organisations are being stymied by inefficient and under skilled middle managers, according to a recent research report. There are around half a million middle managers in Australia, and ATO data shows that 1.2 million Australians list their occupation as ‘manager’, according […]

Infosys’ 3 keys to talent management

A clear focus on succession planning and leadership, a unique career architecture and a closely aligned training and development program are three keys that have enabled Infosys to attract, develop and retain talent, according to its local head of HR. Training and development is the most important element of talent […]

the responsibility of HR to build a strong business case for interventions to build a change receptive organisation for a global market

How to globalise managers’ leadership skills

Global roles require more than cross-cultural understanding, and there are a number of essential attributes of successful global leaders, writes Jennie Walker Do your managers need to work with people from other parts of the world? Are some of your organisation’s opportunities, in terms of markets and supplies, outside of […]