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June 8th and 9th Certification in Korn Ferry’s new Assessment of Leadership Potential in Milwaukee

May 22nd, 2016

This new ‘whole person’ assessment has grown out of lessons learned from over 2.5 million assessments completed in the last 20 years from around the world. It is predicated on the notion that Executive success is multi-dimensional: It takes the right combination of intelligence, personality, experiences, ambition, leadership traits and social skills. All of which […]

June 21st & 22nd… Korn Ferry Leadership Architect VOICES 360 Public Certification

April 15th, 2016

Competencies have been around for over 20 years largely unchanged while the world of business has become more complex, faster and truly global. It was time for an update. Korn Ferry Leadership Architect® (KFLA) is a refinement of Lominger, PDI and Global Novations competency libraries and a thorough review of leadership research to create a […]

Coaching Internal Clients

January 8th, 2015

Every year, employee retention is on the list of key Human Resource issues. The research has been consistent for 30 years: motivating and developing employees continues to be a global development need for managers. In their 2014 research, Korn Ferry analyzed the ratings of over 67,800 global learners participating in their Voices™ 360 Multi-Rater Assessment […]

Wanted: A Unified Development Theory

November 13th, 2014

Robert Eichinger and Michael Lombardo demonstrated 25 years ago that competencies are important to managerial and executive success.  Further, that what matters most is learning agility, the ability and willingness to continually learn from first time experiences and apply those lessons across one’s career.   Carl Jung, spiriting through Elizabeth Myers-Briggs, makes the case that […]

Value-adding Work of the Work Level 3 “Director” Role

November 3rd, 2011

In every organization there is important work to be done that involves researching, designing, rolling out systems and processes, or integrating complex interactions across functions, business units, or the enterprise as a whole.  Not every manager is capable of doing this more complex work. To undertake this process/systems work could require any of the following […]

Performance Management vs. A Culture of Accountability

September 12th, 2011

I would not be the first to point out that performance management in most organizations is a waste of time.  What is too often practiced is, at best ‘performance appraisal’ with little actual attempt to manage performance, much less improve performance between performance cycles.  Managers resist completing the appraisal process as long as they are […]

Getting More Out of Your Talent Reviews

September 1st, 2011

Most organizations have some process for assessing talent, identifying high potentials and facilitating talent reviews with the leadership team.  Names are plotted on a 9 Cell Matrix.  Managers discuss their people. Such was the case with on of our clients.  However, the leadership team was also frustrated with the fact that each year the same […]

Great Leadership is impossible…

March 3rd, 2010

By Michael Harper President TalentGenesis Inc Great leadership is impossible in the absence of sound management structure. As any filmgoer knows a great actor saddled with a weak script and an inexperienced director can’t save the movie.  They may put in a memorable performance but the film will fail to create value for the audience […]