5 Benefits of Developing Your Top Talent

LSA Global

Developing Your Top Talent Matters. A relevant employee development game plan is the foundation for building and retaining the talent to execute your strategy. It requires a structured learning and development strategy to deliver, track and manage the training your workforce needs.

Digital Business Development Podcast #1: Jim McCraigh

Tsavo Neal

The post Digital Business Development Podcast #1: Jim McCraigh appeared first on Tsavo Neal. Digital Business Development PodcastIn this episode, you’ll learn… The most important lessons Jim has learned 30 years in the consulting business.

Leadership development as a competitive advantage

McKinsey

Talent should be part of every conversation in an organization, says the CEO of Majid Al Futtaim Group. Insights on Organization

Why Leadership Development Isn’t Developing Leaders

Harvard Business

Edelman estimates that one in three employees doesn’t trust their employer — despite the fact that billions are spent every year on leadership development. Part of the problem: Our primary method of developing leaders is antithetical to the type of leadership we need. The mismatch between leadership development as it exists and what leaders actually need is enormous and widening. If leadership development begins in the head, leaders will stay in their heads.

The Key to Developing Clarity On Your Ideal Clients

Consulting Success

Then develop your messaging around them. I know that this can be a real challenge but it’s well worth it to focus in, get real clarity on your ideal client, and then develop your messaging and your marketing for a very specific type of client. Transcript.

Pursuing breakthroughs in cancer-drug development

McKinsey

Here’s how to get the right medicines to the right patients faster. Our Insights

The #1 Secret to Leadership Development Program Success

Cheryl Cran

CEO’s and leaders want to know the number one secret to a leadership development programs success. 30% of US companies admit that fail to succeed at international opportunities because they have not developed their leaders with the right capabilities. If you Google ‘leadership development programs’ there are over 11 million results. Leadership development programs need to be a combination of online, video, case studies and coaching.

Seven Secrets for Developing Evergreen Clients

Henman Performance Executive Blog

The post Seven Secrets for Developing Evergreen Clients appeared first on Henman Performance Group In botany, we learned that an evergreen plant has leaves that stay green throughout the year. Unlike deciduous plants, which lose their foliage during the winter or dry season, the foliage of evergreen plants remains constant. Like their botanical counterparts, successful companies take an evergreen approach to their client relationships, too. Conventional wisdom, which is […].

Developing Leaders and Organization at the Same Time

Kates Kesler

The best global leadership systems develop people and the organization simultaneously. No other business process has more impact on shaping culture than company-wide talent development forums. Calibration and development councils can become the control centers for activation if used well.

How to Develop the Right Strategy to Win

LSA Global

How to Develop the Right Strategy. When you can develop the right strategy…one that is clear, agreed-upon and achievable…you are set up to win the game and outperform your competition. It really matters that you develop the right strategy. Five Tips to Develop the Right Strategy.

Developing products for a circular economy

McKinsey

Cross-functional collaboration and customer-focused design thinking can help companies reap more value from the energy and resources they use. Our Insights

Three Reminders for Personal Strengths Development

Leadership Vision Consulting

These three posts stood out as great examples of why personal Strengths development is so important. The post Three Reminders for Personal Strengths Development appeared first on Leadership Vision.

Strategic Planning – Develop Your Plan

Gina Abudi

As a follow up to my last article on strategic and operational planning, consider some additional best practices to follow to begin planning now for developing your 2018 strategic plan. The post Strategic Planning – Develop Your Plan appeared first on Gina Abudi. As part of your plan, consider: Who should be involved on the core team? Ensure leadership representation from across the organization.) Get employees from throughout [.].

What’s missing in leadership development?

McKinsey

Only a few actions matter, and they require the CEO’s attention. Leadership

An Incubator for Developing a Strengths Based Organization

Leadership Vision Consulting

The post An Incubator for Developing a Strengths Based Organization appeared first on Leadership Vision. When Leadership Vision partners with an organization through any of our consulting services, we help create an ideal environment for individuals and teams to grow.

Cracking the Code of Economic Development

Strategy+Business

Public policy professor Philip Auerswald takes on "the Great Man-Machine Debate

Your Leadership Development Program Needs an Overhaul

Harvard Business

Most companies make big investments in leadership development, rolling out intensive internal programs for high potentials, sending key leaders off to expensive executive education programs, or hiring personal coaches for those moving into key positions at the top of the company. But in our experience, this traditional approach to leadership development doesn’t serve the needs of companies anymore. ” Develop: Let them improvise.

What Inclusive Urban Development Can Look Like

Harvard Business

One of us is an urban theorist, the other a community-focused real estate developer. The bar was set high: The district would need to create jobs, engage the surrounding community, inspire connection between the existing neighborhood and the broader city, preserve historical identity, and incubate entrepreneurship — all while making economic sense as a development. Developers have two primary ways to help create new and better jobs.

An Interactive View of Sustainable Economic Development

BCG

BCG’s Sustainable Economic Development Assessment (SEDA) is a comprehensive, objective diagnostic tool for evaluating the relative level of well-being for citizens in 162 countries plus Hong Kong, a special administrative region of China. Interactive Thursday, July 21, 2016.

Leadership Development Should Focus on Experiments

Harvard Business

Leadership development represents a huge and growing investment for most organizations. In past years leadership development has always been treated as a discretionary expense or even a luxury, and therefore something that could be pared down or eliminated in hard economic times.

Develop Your Employees

Gina Abudi

Professional Development employee development human resources increasing knowledge skills development Training When businesses struggle, one of the first things to be cut is employee training. However, when companies are struggling, they are only going to get out of their current position and begin to move forward when they become creative in launching products and services that enable for expanding the client base and meeting client needs [.].

An executive’s guide to software development

McKinsey

This essential capability is a blind spot for many nontech leaders. Our Insights

How Companies Can Champion Sustainable Development

Harvard Business

Given political climates around the world and a new wariness around international cooperation, the private sector could find itself in the hot seat: trying to pick up the slack on big issues from climate change to sustainable development. Like Unilever, there are companies in other industries forming a vanguard of early movers, merging their business goals with sustainable development. The inclusive innovators we studied have developed that integrated case and a narrative about it.

The NEW & Untapped Secret of Leadership Development

Cheryl Cran

There is a new & untapped secret of leadership development. Leadership development is a broad and expansive topic. The focus on leadership development has been on skills such as communication, conflict management, team work and these are very important elements of being a great leader AND there is a skill that goes beyond baseline leadership development. What does this mean for leadership development?

How Women Can Develop — and Promote — Their Personal Brand

Harvard Business

We all know developing a personal brand is valuable, since a strong reputation can put you on the radar for exciting career opportunities. ” So how can you, as a woman, navigate this conundrum and develop a robust personal brand? Help others understand the truth about your journey by developing a clear and concise elevator pitch that explains how your previous skills connect with. Yulia Reznikov/Getty Images.

Shift Your Perspective to Make Business Development Easier

Successful Independent Consulting

Most consultants I know struggle with business development, and it’s a top concern among those thinking about going independent. “ Most of us never had sales training so this concern is understandable, but reframing how we think about business development can turn concern into action.

From Zero to $300,000 in 18 Months — An Interview with Organizational Development Consultant Betsy Jordyn – Episode 2

Consulting Success

She is an organizational development and strategy consultant who previously worked with Walt Disney World. In this episode, Betsy shares the benefits of identifying and narrowing in on a specialized area of expertise, her advice on how to efficiently take control of client requests in order to deliver a more valuable assessment, and how to determine if organizational development consulting is the right fit for you. Are you wired to become an Organizational Development consultant?

How IT can drive agile development

McKinsey

A simple idea: update your operating model to be able to build small, self-contained teams that create change quickly and efficiently. Our insights

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4 Ways to Develop Practical Business Understanding for Consulting

Management Consulted

Many history, English, and art majors, engineers, and law students – all of interest to consulting firms, but lacking in business basics – come to us asking how they can develop their business understanding to prepare for consulting interviews.

Positioning Yourself As The Expert — How To Develop A Consulting Voice That Clients Will Listen To with Ron Carucci: Podcast #21

Consulting Success

Inside the world of organizational development, Ron quickly learned that being an agent of change is a real challenge. Developing A Mindset of Discipline. 27:20] Steps to developing a mindset of discipline. [32:52]

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A Better Approach to Consulting Business Development: Portfolios and Cascading BucketsDevelopment

David A Fields

Lessons from financial investing and a technique called Cascading Buckets can improve the results of your business development efforts for your consulting firm.

Developing an Inclusive, Diverse Workforce

1 to 1

Just as the U.S. population grows more diverse, so must the average company''s workforce. To remain on the cusp of innovation, leaders must conduct an internal audit to explore their brand''s current scope and expand future outreach initiatives.

Developing a Thought Leadership Strategy with Charlene Li

Women in Consulting

She presented on how relationships are formed in this digital era, how to become a thought leader, and offered tips on developing a communication strategy, setting goals, and increasing engagement. Develop an engagement strategy. By: Olivia Dippon.

How Microsoft Uses a Growth Mindset to Develop Leaders

Harvard Business

Research shows that managers see far more leadership potential in their employees when their companies adopt a growth mindset — the belief that talent should be developed in everyone, not viewed as a fixed, innate gift that some have and others don’t. To explore this question, let’s look at Microsoft, which is deliberately creating a growth-mindset culture and, in that context, rethinking its approach to development. Developing Tomorrow’s Leaders.

5 Recommended Courses To Develop Business Understanding for Consulting

Management Consulted

Today we bring to you some key ways that you can increase your business understanding and, therefore, your effectiveness in consulting. As a consultant, you have to look at things in ways that most people would not.

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4 Ways to Take Control of Your Own Professional Development

Gina Abudi

Not every organization provides employees options for professional development But employees can still increase their knowledge and build new skills in such organizations. Here are 4 ways to take control of your own professional development – building skills and increasing your knowledge to take on the next opportunity to achieve your career goals: Take on [.]. The post 4 Ways to Take Control of Your Own Professional Development appeared first on Gina Abudi.

Develop Deep Knowledge in Your Organization — and Keep It

Harvard Business

Leaders with a passion for developing employees’ skills, and those who understand the need to transfer knowledge among generations of workers, know how important it is to link in-house education to strategic planning. The educational concepts developed in that program have since evolved into a larger learning program called EYP University, which provides an average of 20 courses a year for architects, engineers, and a combination of the two.

Think Strategically About Your Career Development

Harvard Business

The trick is that you also have to fill in the intervening five years, which prompts you to reflect on what specific skills you’ll need to develop in the interim, what degrees or accreditations you may need to earn, and what promotional path you’ll need to pursue in order to get there. Taking time to think about your career development is obviously important, but it’s almost never urgent, so many professionals fail to take action, year after year.

Positioning Yourself As The Expert — How To Develop A Consulting Voice That Clients Will Listen To with Ron Carucci: Podcast #21

Consulting Success

Positioning Yourself As The Expert — How To Develop A Consulting Voice That Clients Will Listen To with Ron Carucci. I switched careers into learning and development and organization development. How do you develop that discipline?

Developing Richer Customer Personas

1 to 1

In June, I posted a blog about how customer journey mapping has come a long way since its roots. And while customer journey maps have certainly evolved and become more detailed in recent years, customer personas don't appear to have advanced at nearly the same pace.