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- Inside Networking: How and Why to Build a Network Inside Your Organization
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- Play Hard. Play Fair. Nobody Hurt. Simple rules for great meetings and teams
- Mentors are everywhere, you just need to know what to look for
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- Continuous Improvement – It’s For More Than Just Processes
- What is Culture Anyway?
- Are You High Potential?
- How To Create A Stronger LinkedIn Profile
- Why You Should Keep Your LinkedIn Profile Up To Date
- How To Take Stock And Plan For A Breakout Quarter
- Examining the myth: Do extraverts make better networkers?
- Lessons from the Roller Rink
- The Evolution of a (Hiring) Decision
- A Quick Guide to Informational Interviews
- 5 Questions To Ask Your Boss
- Do your employees dread Monday mornings? How to get your team to look forward to the work week.
- Where Do You Think? The Surprising Difference Between Introverts & Extroverts
- Got a Job Offer? Your Start Date May Be Earlier Than You Think
- Good Boss / Bad Boss
- The Difference Between a Coach and a Mentor
- Four Questions For Your Direct Reports
Tag Archives: High-potential
We have a tendency to think that past performance is an indicator of future results. And yet, we know this isn’t true in other realms. The financial industry warns us with every earnings call and SEC filing that past performance is not an indicator of future results. However, in building our organizations and in leading others we make exactly this mistake.
We can use Matthew McConaughey’s career as a lens to explore how someone’s potential might be hiding in plain sight. McConaughey had some early career success and seemed to be coasting on a wave of celebrity. He was popular, no doubt, but deemed only a mediocre talent by most critics.
In 2009 – 2010 McConaughey deliberately took a break from acting. Since his return to the screen he has taken on meatier and more challenging roles…
The January issue of Talent Management Magazine is out with an intriguing report of a survey of over 1,300 talent management professionals. Of interest are the competencies that talent development professionals use to identify high-potential employees.
- Strategic thinking / insight
- Drive for results
- Collaborative leadership
- Ability to build effective teams
How do you fare? Other factors that are important in identifying high-potential employees are:
- Future performance potential
- Current / sustained performance
- Culture fit
It’s important to note that “high potential” is a two dimensional designation. As ambitious, driven individuals, we always think of ourselves as high potential. But our abilities and characteristic are only half of the story.