Embrace Discomfort

When I chose “Embrace Discomfort” on January 1, 2020, as my word or phrase of the year, it was something I simply knew I needed to do to grow, evolve, and get better. It was also a natural transition from 2019’s word, “Notice”. Embrace Discomfort: it sounded simple enough. Little did I know how significant it would become, not just for me, but for all of us in more ways than one.

Right People. Right Roles. Right Times. Right Development.

Talent management is most effective when there is an “owner” who advocates for and shepherds the process and continuously evaluates the effectiveness of each element. Ultimately, talent management is about having the Right People in the Right Roles at the Right Times with the Right Development to drive your strategy and fuel your growth.

Auditing Your Talent Pool

The talent pools in your organization should fuel succession and strategy. That’s the big picture. That is also where there is often a disconnect in the integration with strategic talent management.

Activating Performance and Accountability

Performance is at the heart of strategic talent management, and the company’s ability to unlock human potential by activating performance and accountability can make a significant difference in the process outcomes.

Right People: Selecting for Talent

Selecting talent and selecting FOR talent, are two different things. To be most successful, strategic talent management calls for talent-based selection or selecting for talent.

Right Players. Right Roles. Right Times. Step One.

Strategic talent management in professional sports is a business imperative every season, and it is built into how they think and work.