Archive for category: War to develop Talent

Using effective reflection to improve your performance

Using effective reflection to improve your performance

Deliberately reviewing personal performance – on a regular basis – and reflecting on things that went well and should be repeated, things that should not be repeated and things that should be done differently in future is an established method of improving performance. This blog uses Steven Covey’s approach to segment important and urgent activities and provides a practical example of using reflection across a week of business and sporting activity.

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Aligning individual contribution with the strategic needs of the Enterprise.

Aligning individual contribution with the strategic needs of the Enterprise.

The recent announcements that annual appraisals will no longer form part of the performance management processes at Accenture and Deloitte came as a surprise to some. GE’s decision to end forced rankings, another stalwart of traditional HR practice, similarly shocked some. This blog outlines five reasons for giving consideration to extending the sunset of annual performance appraisals to your enterprise and a number of practical steps for an alternative to annual appraisals.

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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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Training First Line Managers and Supervisors

Training First Line Managers and Supervisors

Do you set out to grow supervisors and future leaders in your Enterprise or do you “buy-in” top Leadership when vacancies in the C suite occur and expect Supervisors to develop their Management and Leadership Skills “on the job” with negligible training or coaching?  Moreover is there a collective sense […]

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