Present and Absent – The State of Our Field

Three days watching presenters at a learning and talent management conference confirmed the best of the field but also reveled a glaring   gap.  For some reason, we still love Read more

Year of Joyfully Backing Off

An HRB article on ‘over collaboration’ pointed to the distressing state of mid-managers.  By some accounts, the average manager now spends up to 90% of his or her time every Read more

Leadership Development in the Growing Season

An invitation to advise a graduate program’s curriculum committee  caused me to reflect on what really triggers promising talent to realize remarkable leadership abilities.  Over 30 years in the field has Read more

The Expansion Plan: Intentional Networking

The ‘Expansion Plan’ column is a career advice piece to accompany the earlier ‘Table Manners’ post.  ‘Expansion’ describes a recent encounter I had with a newly named HR leader who Read more

Holding Water: Realities of Talent Management

John Gardner’s wonderful quote about philosophy and plumbing serves as an inspiration for this column about the lofty promise and stark realities of talent management.  The notion of both quality Read more

New Year, New You

A New Year brings a fresh start.  The latest article in the Talent Management section, New Year New You, provides a five week fitness program approach to toning and strengthening Read more