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Develop Leaders
Al Schnur
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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Hire Talent
Keith Francoeur
by Keith Francoeur

Four Signs You Need Help with Your Hiring Process

Finding the right talent for a particular position isn’t always an exact science, although a robust employee assessment regimen will greatly help. You can, however, turn the hiring odds in your favor by starting with a more effective hiring process—one that accurately maps out where your organization needs to go and how to get there […]

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Develop Leaders
Al Schnur
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
Al Schnur
by Al Schnur

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
Al Schnur
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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Plan Succession
Al Schnur
by Al Schnur

Executive Assessment: 7 Tips for a Great Program, Part 2

In our previous post, we explored executive assessment as a tool for measuring leadership potential, and we looked at how they’re designed to uncover everything about an individual— from job performance to personality—that is relevant to a leadership role. Here are four more tips you should consider when implementing your executive assessments. Tip #4. Base Your […]

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Plan Succession
Al Schnur
by Al Schnur

Executive Assessment: 7 Tips for a Great Program, Part 1

Effective succession planning will always mitigate the risk of disruption or major turnover with your organization. One of the best ways to do that succession planning well? Implementing a robust executive assessment process. Good executive assessments measure job performance, leadership potential, natural skills and areas of strength and weakness—and they’ll give your organization a clear picture […]

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Develop Leaders
Al Schnur
by Al Schnur

15 Ways to Measure Leadership Potential

Leaders don’t grow on trees like apples or oranges. It takes strategic planning to put a person in the place in your organization where they’ll take root and grow strong—and where you’ll be able to harvest their true potential. But how do you correctly identify leadership potential every time? Here are 15 metrics we use—and […]

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Hire Talent
Keith Francoeur
by Keith Francoeur

The Surprising Cost of Turnover

A good hire is, as the saying goes, worth its weight in gold to your company’s bottom line. With this in mind, you may be tempted to let an average or below-average employee walk out the door and search for a better replacement. That sounds good in theory, but turnover can mean bad news for […]

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Bad hires. Frequent turnover. Firings. The costs can be enormous—both in dollars wasted and in time, effort and stress.

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