How to Capitalize on Your Consulting Talents

David A Fields

One of the huge perks of independent consulting is that you can operate from anywhere. Even if you’re steering a sizable boutique, it’s fairly easy to jaunt off to Italy or India or Indiana for a month. The indisputably best location for you has nothing to do with geography, though.

5 Benefits of Developing Your Top Talent

LSA Global

Developing Your Top Talent Matters. Our organizational alignment research found talent accounts for 29% of the difference between high and low performing companies. Talent, along with culture and strategy, is one of the three critical elements of high performance.

Talent Management: A Checklist for Onboarding New Talent

LSA Global

If you are in charge of talent management , it is important to do it right. Smart talent managers use a highly experiential learning approach combined with a robust knowledge management system to effectively and efficiently share the basics.

4 Learning Tips to Better Support Talent Management

LSA Global

If you are in charge of talent management at your organization, wouldn’t you welcome better, more effective ways of learning? Here are four helpful tips as you undertake to upgrade the knowledge and skills of your workforce as part of your talent management strategy.

External Talent Needs Management, Too


In Agile Talent, Jon Younger and Norm Smallwood lay out a system for getting more from external talent

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Skills vs. talents

Seth Godin Blog

If it's important, but innate, it's a talent. It's entirely possible that some skills are easier for talented people to learn. If you can learn it, it's a skill. The thing is, almost everything that matters is a skill.

Using talent management to create value

McKinsey founder Sandy Ogg explains why companies must link talent to value, and what that means for the role of HR. You’ve got great people—but are you realizing their potential?

How to Become a Magnet for the Best Talent

LSA Global

How to Become a Magnet for the Best Talent. Ever noticed that the organizations you admire for their culture and success seem to know how to become a magnet for the best talent? Indeed, we see talent as one-third of the recipe for sustainable growth. Talent accounts for 29%.

The Search for Hidden Talent Treasures


Look for the overlooked skill sets and expertise pools in your organization

Understanding the Difference Between Talent, Theme and Strength

Leadership Vision Consulting

The key terms we define are “Talent”, “Theme”, and “Strength” As I prepared for my most recent Education Session engagement, I discovered an image that helped me more clearly communicate these terms. Leveraging Your Talents. Your Talents.

You Can’t Delegate Talent Management to the HR Department

Harvard Business

Successfully identifying, developing, and retaining leadership talent is critical for any organization’s long-term success. That’s why many of them, particularly the largest ones, rely on full-time “talent management” professionals, who work in coordination with other parts of HR. These talent management people create processes for assessing leadership capabilities and set the strategy for upgrading leadership talent over time.

Best Business Books 2016: Talent & Leadership


So it's no surprise that this year's best business books on talent and leadership merge art with science to offer distinctive insights that are useful in everyday life and that resonate with human experience. So it's no surprise that this year's best business books on talent and leadership merge art with science to offer distinctive insights that are useful in everyday life and that resonate with human experience.

How to Become a Talent Magnet


Superbosses examines the talent practices of those rare leaders whose protégés go on to dominate industries

Grit matters more than talent

Consultants Mind

Is it more important that… Read More » The post Grit matters more than talent appeared first on Consultant's Mind. Grit is a casual word which means “resolve” in English. Endurance with a mission. Doing something difficult and not giving up . It is the opposite of complacency or indecision. Clearly, people with grit are going to be more successful – because by definition, they are not giving up. That said, how important is it?

Lazy but talented

Seth Godin Blog

You can work really hard to get a little more talented. It turns out that getting less lazy, more brave—more clear about your fears, your work and your mission—are all easier than getting more talented That's most of us. And you can also work to get a little less lazy.

How Superbosses Can Transform Your Talent Strategy


Some people seem to have a knack for developing talent, but the credit should go to their habitual leadership practices.

The Talents of the Neurodiverse


Arguments over the value of autism could affect our view of the purpose of business

8 Reasons Your Top Talent is Leaving

Peter Stark

Today’s competitive labor market means employers need talented employees a lot more than talented employees need employers. The five tips below will help your organization retain the top talent it needs to continue forging forward in competitive times. And while pay and benefits are important, they don’t even make the list of most common reasons employees stay or leave an organization.

The new tech talent you need to succeed in digital


In today’s rapidly changing digital landscape, companies that understand their talent needs and know how to meet them have a competitive edge. Here’s how they do it. Our Insights

How to Accelerate Productivity of Your New Talent

LSA Global

The statistics on the high dissatisfaction rate of new employees should capture the attention of every HR department and leader looking to engage, develop and retain high performing talent. The post How to Accelerate Productivity of Your New Talent appeared first on LSA Global.

Talent Matters Even More than People Think

Harvard Business

Leaving aside luck, which equates to confessing that we don’t really know, there are really just two explanations: talent and effort. Talent concerns the abilities, skills, and expertise that determine what a person can do. Effort concerns the degree to which the person deploys their talents. Clearly, some people are both talented and hard-working, but there is often a tension between the two. How talent management is changing. Is talent overrated?

The Secret to Winning Top Talent in a Tight Market

Joey Sargent

” That’s great news if you’re worried about the rising costs of employee turnover, and it’s also the secret sauce for attracting primo talent. It’s up to you to cultivate the kind of culture that attracts top talent instead of repelling it.

America's Got Talent


Maybe it needs more training

One way to think about talent

Seth Godin Blog

If it's something that other people have that you believe you can't possibly achieve, it's a talent. Being jealous of talents that are actually skills is a great way to let yourself off the hook and make yourself miserable at the same time

Stop Hiring and Start Attracting Talent


Building a great team starts with being a great leader

The 3 Simple Rules of Managing Top Talent

Harvard Business

The general view in business is that top-end talent is highly sensitive to and motivated by compensation and that big monetary rewards are key to their management. In my 36-year career, I haven’t met a single person truly at the top end of the talent distribution who is highly motivated by compensation. But none are the kind of top-end talent who make their organization great for a sustained period. Talented people spend all their time doing really hard things.

The Era of Agile Talent

Harvard Business

More of us are working in organizations employing a mix of freelancers, contractors, consultants, and full-timers, explains Jonathan Younger, coauthor with Norm Smallwood of “Agile Talent: How to Source and Manage Outside Experts.” Talent management Hiring Audio

If you want to go Deeper with StrengthsFinder, Learn your Talents!

Leadership Vision Consulting

I spent time showing how each StrengthsFinder Theme is made up of 14 Talents. To really know what someone’s Themes will be like in real life, you must spend time with them hearing their story and listening for Talents. At the heart of those questions is people’s innate Talent.

Why Fair Pay Is a Potent Weapon in the War for Talent


Companies can't expect to compete if they're not open about how and why people are compensated

How Female Talent Could Transform Emerging Economies


The truth about the war for talent

Seth Godin Blog

Plenty of recruiters and those in HR like to talk about engaging in a war for talent, but to be truthful, most of it is about finding good enough people at an acceptable rate of pay. More relevant and urgent, though, is that it''s not really a search for talent. But in fact, even there, what actually separates winners from losers isn''t talent, it''s attitude. It''s more of a skirmish, actually.

The Two Types of High-Potential Talent


The best leadership team contains both innovative producers and recognized performers. Unfortunately, many companies expect a single individual to fulfill both roles

When Leaders Are Hired for Talent but Fired for Not Fitting In

Harvard Business

Even when organizations are good at assessing leaders’ talents (e.g., As a result, too many leaders are (correctly) hired on talent but subsequently fired due to poor culture fit. Leadership transitions Firing Talent management Professional transitions Digital ArticleOver and over again, organizations are unable to appoint the right leaders.

3 Talent Management Consulting Tips to Keep Top Talent Performing

LSA Global

Talent management consulting experts know that winning talent management strategies are about more than just recruiting the top talent you need to thrive. Are you ready to risk losing your top talent? Success depends upon how well you engage and retain your top talent.

What talent management can do to shape next-generation pharma leaders


A Sanofi executive discusses his company’s leadership-development programs and approach to building employee capabilities amid rapid change. Our Insights

Attracting and retaining the right talent


The best workers do the best and the most work. But many companies do an awful job of finding and keeping them. Our Insights

What Van Gogh and Monet Teach Us About StrengthsFinder Talents

Leadership Vision Consulting

Two of the greatest impressionistic painters can teach us skills to help people discover their greatest gifts of talent. Like the great impressionistic masterpieces, StrengthsFinder™ themes are complex, each containing unique talents.

Talent Is a Strategic Asset: A Virtual Roundtable - Strategy+Business


Cybersecurity Has a Serious Talent Shortage. Here’s How to Fix It

Harvard Business

So what’s causing the talent shortage? There are no signs that the bad guys are limiting their talent pool — and cybercrime is now a $445 billion business. One way IBM is addressing the talent shortage is by creating “ new collar ” jobs, particularly in cybersecurity. Building a pool of talent to fill these new collar jobs is also an important part of the equation. Security & privacy Talent management Hiring Digital Article

How social entrepreneurs can solve the talent problem


Three steps can help. Our Insights