International companies are making more and more use of Assessment and Development Centres and they’re doing this for a number of reasons: to benchmark competencies; to facilitate integration of teams; in the context of a recruitment, perhaps at senior executive level and when putting in place high performance and succession planning programmes. Ian McDonald, one of the Directors and founders of Redwood Talent Partners, a British consultant living in France, shares his experience in this area. Read more
Leadership and Talent is the Name of the Game
“I think the best leaders I have worked with have this unique ability to master the complexity of their environment, and then shape a very clear and reasonably simple, straightforward, compelling strategy that everybody can understand, starting with their own people”
Do you have the right leaders, those who stand for something, scale rapidly, provide focus and avoid getting too fragmented ? Read more
“Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.”(Jack Welch)
Jack Welch began his career with the General Electric Company in 1960, and in 1981 became the Company’s 8th Chairman and CEO. During his 20+ year tenure as CEO, the Company’s market capitalization rose from $13 billion to over $400 billion. In 2000, he was named “Manager of the Century” by Fortune magazine.
Is organizing training for mentors really a futile venture? Read more
The decision whether or not to design and implement a formal mentoring programme is not an academic exercise. It can depend on the culture of the organisation, on the purpose of the programme and the availability of resources needed to support a more formal programme. Read more