Many organizations conduct a talent review process—where one goal is to accurately identify (and develop) employees with the greatest leadership potential. However, identifying high-potential employees can be challenging for several reasons, including a lack of objective criteria for determining potential.
Since I have received many inquiries on this topic, I’ve compiled this one-page playlist of four (now updated to be five!) resources from three thought leaders: Allan Church, Rob Silzer, and Marc Effron.
Sample questions explored in these resources include:
- What are the indicators of potential?
- Should we change how we define and measure potential to align with the changing nature of work and the workplace?
- Are there different types of potential?
- What are examples of how high-potential employees can go undetected?
- What is the optimal “number of boxes” that should be used during a talent review to categorize performance/potential?
Check out these five resources for many insights that can help inform your organization’s approach to high-potential identification.