It’s Not About the Boxes: The 9-box Grid and What Really Matters | The Talent Strategy Group

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Many organizations conduct talent reviews to uncover talent gaps, identify high-potential employees, and inform succession planning. And as noted in this new article by Marc Effron, organizations continue to grapple with what tool they should use to guide talent review discussions, including the classic 9-box of performance and potential. Marc notes that when asked what …

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How to Spot — and Develop — High-Potential Talent in Your Organization | Harvard Business Review

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According to The Conference Board report, C-suite Outlook 2022: Reset and Reimagine, developing the next generation of leaders is a top-five internal priority for CEOs globally. And while identifying and developing future leaders has been a perennial priority for most CEOs, many of them report how new workplace challenges and complexities have placed increased importance on …

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Three Resources for Enabling Your Company’s Talent Review Process | The Talent Strategy Group

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As many firms get ready to conduct talent reviews in their organizations, these three resources by The Talent Strategy Group and Marc Effron can help leaders prepare. 1) Potential After the Pandemic addresses the question: should we change how we define and measure potential to align with the changing nature of work and the workplace? The short answer is …

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Potential After the Pandemic | The Talent Strategy Group

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As we approach the two-year mark of the Covid-19 pandemic, organizations continue to evaluate and adjust workforce and talent practices to better align with the changing nature of work and workplace. And while much attention has been given to changes in talent and workplace practices such as performance management, retention, and recruitment, firms are increasingly …

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“Potential” and the Gender Promotion Gap | Working Paper from Yale, MIT, and University of Minnesota Researchers

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A firm’s ability to accurately identify and develop high-potential employees is a key outcome of talent management. Simultaneously, fairness and objectivity are critical to all talent practices, and organizations place priority on diversity, equity, and inclusion. In a study by researchers from Yale, MIT, and the University of Minnesota, assessment and promotion records for nearly …

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Think Outside the 9 Box | TalentQ | Allan Church

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The ability to accurately identify and develop high-potential employees is considered by many to be the holy grail of talent management. But as noted by Allan Church in this article, it’s never simple. And rather than continue to struggle with methods, such as the classic 9 box model, that have shown to be less effective …

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PepsiCo’s Formula for Leadership Potential |ATD

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The identification and development of high-potential (HiPos) employees have been a long-standing pursuit of many organizations and talent management professionals. However, this pursuit is an elusive one that presents several challenging questions to answer, such as what is potential, how do we measure it, and how do we develop it? In this article, Allan Church and Sergio …

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The New Potential: Should You Look for Shy-pos? | Marc Effron | ERE

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Most organizations conduct some form of a talent review where they discuss employees and their “potential” for taking on more responsibility or advancing in the organization. And despite many organizations conducting talent reviews, various sources indicate that fewer than 50% of organizations believe that they accurately identify those employees with the greatest potential. One factor …

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Shifting from Leadership Potential to Developmental Readiness | BetterUp

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Last week I made a post about the limitations of the 9 Box talent assessment and how in my opinion it: 1) adds more complexity without value: only a few boxes are actually used in practice, 2) raters still struggle to differentiate between performance and potential in spite of definitions, 3) there is an emphasis …

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Solving the High Potential Challenge | Korn Ferry

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With the current skills shortage and emphasis on “Building” talent, most organizations see the value in identifying and developing high-potential (HiPo) talent within their firms. To realize this value, two things must happen. 1) accurate identification of HiPos 2) intentional development of HiPos so that their readiness to assume expanded work is accelerated. According to this …

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