HR Professionals

Aligning Team Around a Vision

Last week a client shared that she is really good at dealing with “challenging” leaders, the Steve Jobs sort who are change agents but are often abrasive or polarizing. A strong people person who is also forward thinking, this client is good at shaping a vision around the change, and excellent at selling the abrasive …

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The Best Annual Review

Every year I see people, and work teams, do their annual review by looking at all of the goals they didn’t accomplish in the year and dragging those into the new year. It feels so heavy! What if instead, year end could feel like, “Wheeeee!” I have an annual review that rocks. It makes the …

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Is Your C-Suite’s Behavior Increasing Employee Turnover?

The word passion is often used as a holy grail for leaders. The trouble is, what passes for passion is often bad behavior. Taking over, not listening, showing preference for certain employees, ignoring feelings, considering a need for support as weakness, yelling, or too much focus on short-term results. The list is long. And the statistics on …

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Insights on Coaching Effectiveness from ICF’s Prism Awards Event

Last Tuesday I attended the International Coach Federation’s Prism Award event where talent development and coaching experts had a robust discussion on trends.  In the room were top coaches. On the panel were heads of Talent Development from PVH Corp, Google, Comcast, GSK, ESPN, Coca-Cola and Prudential, all of whom have in-house “universities” that include robust coaching …

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Selling Talent Development to Management

Selling Talent Development to Management – A Perspective for HR Professionals

The biggest frustration I hear from my HR business partners is around selling talent development to management and having a seat at the corporate strategy table. Selling talent development and coaching is no easy task. We know it works. Yet the benefits are difficult to measure, and reports that do exist tend to come from …

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