Author: Al Schnur

Al has personally conducted more than 5,000 high-level evaluations during his career, and is particularly proud that more than 250,000 candidates have participated in assessment programs he designed. At present, Al focuses on C-level succession planning and assessment in support of CEOs, Boards and other high-level stakeholders.

Develop Leaders
Al Schnur
by Al Schnur

Is Leadership Development a Waste of Money?

Few things represent a more important long-term investment than leadership development. Identifying and training future leaders is crucial to assure growth and prosperity for your organization. But for many organizations, the actual return does not justify the cost. Leadership development resources too often end up focused in the wrong areas. Why don’t some leadership development […]

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Develop Leaders
Al Schnur
by Al Schnur

Are You Ready for Millennial Leaders?

The future of business will be radically different than enterprise today. Why? Not because of technological change, as you might think, but because millennials will dominate the workforce and the leadership ranks. And because they’re bringing with them ideas and practices unlike anything seen by previous generations. These will shape how leadership works in the […]

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Plan Succession
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by Al Schnur

What NOT to Do When Planning for Succession

Leaders won’t simply spontaneously sprout up in your organization like weeds in a vacant lot. Developing leaders is like tending to a garden—you’ll need to till the soil, plant seeds, and fertilize and water plants to yield a fruitful harvest. Leadership development starts with planning for succession long before the need arises—and requires putting in […]

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Develop Leaders
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by Al Schnur

Is Your Leadership Pipeline in Good Shape?

Building a strong and vibrant leadership pipeline is critical if you want to keep your company prospering during times of transition. Organizations typically start failing to progress when ineffective leadership is placed at the helm, so it stands to reason that you need to identify and prepare potential leaders for their roles long before they are […]

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Develop Leaders
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by Al Schnur

Is Your 9-Box Model Weeding Out the Wrong People?

Imagine striking the same piano key over and over—sure, doing so makes a sound, but you can’t really call it music. Similarly, relying too much on a “one-note” strategy in your selection process can be dangerous. In principle, something like the 9-Box Model can make it easier to reach a consensus on high-potential employees. But […]

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Develop Leaders
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by Al Schnur

Developing High-Potential Employees: Five Misconceptions

Why do high-potential employees matter? Because they’re the best resource you have for leadership development and succession planning. Compared to average ones, high-potential employees typically work smarter, represent your organization better, and are more talented at what they do. That means that identifying these individuals in your organization and helping them climb the career ladder […]

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Develop Leaders
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by Al Schnur

An Introduction to the 9-Box Model

Developing leaders requires being able to evaluate employees and their leadership potential in an efficient and organized fashion. One of the most popular tools to do this is the 9-Box Model. This model tracks a combination of performance and potential to help project where an employee fits in the bigger picture of your organization. How […]

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Develop Leaders
Al Schnur
by Al Schnur

The 6 Leadership Passages: What You Need to Know

Putting up a building starts with a blueprint and moves through a series of stages. You can’t skip one along the way—such as properly installing electrical wiring in the walls—without reducing the overall quality of the finished product. The same holds true for leaders. As a leader progresses from new manager to CEO—if that progression […]

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Develop Leaders
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7 Reasons to Do an Executive Assessment

There are few things more critical to the long-term success of your organization than selecting the right team of executives. Why? Putting the wrong executives in place can lead to a decline in productivity and profitability—and a major turnover in key talent. Even one misplaced hire can weaken consumer, investor and employee faith in your […]

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Develop Leaders
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by Al Schnur

6 Ways to Avoid the Peter Principle

Leadership is often a reward for doing a good frontline job—so much that most employees expect to “move up the ladder” and become a manager someday. But promoting employees can get you in trouble. The “Peter Principle” is a management theory created by Laurence J. Peter. It postulates that employees promoted on achievement, success and […]

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