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Where are the High-Potential Leaders?

February 9, 2012 15:30 by Ann Pace

(From IndustryWeek.com) -- According to a survey by Right Management released on Feb. 7, 31% of respondents said their organization lacked high-potential leaders.

Across the board talent was in short supply as well with 23% of respondents citing this as a problem.

"After three years of organizational contraction and less internal investment companies are taking a hard look at their onboard talent and aren't pleased with what they find," said Michael Haid, senior vice president of Talent Management for Right Management. "Lean times make it hard for organizations seeking to recruit, retain or develop future leaders. And they're keenly aware of the tough competitive environment they’re in and the need to hold onto and build leadership."

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How Do You Identify High Potentials?

July 26, 2011 12:00 by Ann Pace

(From eCornell) -- Today's organizations find it challenging to locate and put in place a new generation of leadership that is both proactive and pragmatic. Disproportionately this new generation of leaders will come from the pool of people within an organization, often referred to as "high potentials." But here's the rub: By what criteria do we decide whether somebody is a high potential suited for a leadership position?

Sam Bacharach, McKelvey-Grant Professor at the School of Industrial & Labor Relations of Cornell University and author of more than 10 eCornell online courses in high-performance leadership, suggests five criteria for selecting high potentials in his new whitepaper Criteria to Identify High Potentials in Your Organization.

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Most HR Execs Give Mixed Grades to Leadership Pipelines

May 10, 2011 13:30 by Ann Pace

(From PRWEB) -- Human resources and talent management executives give mixed grades for the quality of their own organizations' leadership pipelines, according to a survey by Right Management. Right Management is the talent and career management expert within ManpowerGroup, the world leader in innovative workforce solutions.

Right Management surveyed the 1,262 executives via an online poll and found that there are gaps in the leadership cadres at most companies in North America. In fact, only 6% of organizations were reported to have future leaders identified for all critical roles.

Do you have future leaders identified for critical roles in your organization?

Yes, for all critical roles     6%
Yes, for most but not all critical roles    17%
Yes, for some critical roles    55%
No, not for any critical roles    22%

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