Archive for category: Executive Development

Replace annual performance reviews with Business Simulation

Replace annual performance reviews with Business Simulation

Increasingly aired doubts over the effectiveness of annual performance appraisals and the evolution of business simulations software leads me to a perspective that enterprises have new avenues to align individual discretionary behaviour and enterprise needs.

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Developing Strategies and Tactics for an Agile World – “Strattomics”

Developing Strategies and Tactics for an Agile World – “Strattomics”

“The competitive heat has been turned up by new technology. But cool heads are still needed when dealing with disrupters.”  The Economist 11 January 2014   Flourishing enterprises excel at their current activities, spot changes in their operating environment early, develop the agility needed to embrace new threats and opportunities […]

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Strategically developing talent to win in our agile world

Strategically developing talent to win in our agile world

It can often feel as if our enterprises are being subjected to avalanches of boulders as our rapidly changing world places new demands on our enterprises and open up – between the boulders – new opportunities. To exploit these opportunities we need people to learn and unlearn capabilities and increasingly to “re-invent themselves” through their professional careers. Strategic Talent Development (defined as providing the link between talent management and employee engagement) can help enterprises thrive in our agile world by facilitating changes in attitudes and to leading, managing and organising people. In particular grounding talent development in future needs rather than past performance.

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A virtuous circle linking growth opportunities to the growing capabilities of your people ….. to feed more growth

A virtuous circle linking growth opportunities to the growing capabilities of your people ….. to feed more growth

  Earlier this week John Kay reminded us of the Technological uncertainty in our complex world in his Financial Times Column.   To varying degrees I could paint similar pictures for a range of the external factors that influence enterprises and use this as a foundation for an argument for corporate […]

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Raising Employee Commitment – The Business Case & Practical Actions for improving the engagement of your people

Raising Employee Commitment – The Business Case & Practical Actions for improving the engagement of your people

The Business Case for actions to improve employee commitment, engagement and discretionary behaviour is strong. This Blog includes 5 dimensions that can be used to help understand your employees and their contribution and create a foundation for tuning interventions to optimise their effectiveness.

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How Sustainable is Your Management Team?

How Sustainable is Your Management Team?

Is your management team being adequately refreshed with new skills and competency to replace those that are burnt up or no longer relevant in our ever more agile world? Is you management team sustainable? Efficienarta can help individuals and enterprises develop a greater focus on developing talent so that opportunities are responded to more effectively, a stronger pool of next generation leaders are developed and a more sustainable enterprise created.

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Building an Adaptability Advantage

Building an Adaptability Advantage

    The UK Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and the Management Innoxation Exchange (MIX) are currently running a “Hackerthon” entitled, Hacking HR to Build an Adaptability Advantage.  Setting the scene Gary Hamel pointed out that organisations are not designed to be adaptable and that corporate histories generally show long periods […]

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Are conflicts of interest undermining Leadership Development?

Are conflicts of interest undermining Leadership Development?

The last few weeks have seen former leaders being reappointed at Proctor and Gamble, J.C. Penney, Infosys and Chelsea Football Club. Whilst Mr Lafley, Mr Ullman, Mr NR Narayana Murphy and Mr Mourinho have previously demonstrated their competence for the roles and may therefore be considered to be “low risk”, […]

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Succession Planning

Succession Planning

In this week when the resignation of the Manchester United Manager Alex Ferguson has put the issue of succession on front pages  it is perhaps timely to reflect on succession plans. How do you approach succession planning in your enterprise? Having personally experienced a spectrum of approaches from a highly […]

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The Virtuous circle – development, engagement, succession & enterprise value

The Virtuous circle – development, engagement, succession & enterprise value

  Sometimes when I look up at the peaks above, I reflect on the extra ordinary commitment shown by the individuals who climbed these peaks for the first time as well as the strategies, processes and technologies people used. Dan Ariely – a Behavioral economist – uses the climbing analogy […]

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