The Workforce Revolution: Implications for Leaders

Debra Magnuson Career Partners International – Twin Cities Leading organizations is increasingly complex and challenging on many fronts— globalization, technology use, the pace of change, and ever- escalating competition. At the same time, leaders are recognizing that they cannot rely on the same people practices as they did as recently as a few years ago. Boomer leaders, especially, are confronted …

A Case for Coaching: Why Executive Coaching is the Best Leadership Development Strategy in Today’s Turbulent Times

Career Partners International – San Franciso Bay Area / Torchiana Mastrov & Sapiro Organizations are caught in a dilemma. The recent global economic meltdown has required many companies to cut back drastically and tighten belts wherever possible – including cutting their commitment and resources dedicated to leadership development. At the same time, a majority of CEOs across industries and geographies …

Outplacement Redefined…The New Imperative of Talent Transition

Sheryl Dawson, Career Partners International – Houston Does your organization view outplacement as an unnecessary cost? If so, it’s time to re-arm yourself for the talent war by redefining your talent transition process before your competitors win the battle for top talent. The talent supply-and-demand equation has changed the way companies view the talent life cycle and talent management process …

The DNA of High Performance – How Competencies Drive Success

BY BARBARA BOWES, CAREER PARTNERS INTERNATIONAL – WINNIPEG Researchers as early as the industrial age have strived vigorously to identify and define that ever elusive link between employee productivity and organizational performance. In fact, it wasn’t until 1973 when a proven “productivity – performance” link was finally identified and named. [1] This was accomplished by David McClelland, a Harvard University …

The Power of a Coaching Culture on Organizational Performance

BY BARBARA A.F. GREENE, CAREER PARTNERS INTERNATIONAL – SAN ANTONIO Today businesses face a myriad of challenges, both externally and internally. Overcoming these challenges can be the difference between success and failure. Many external issues are beyond an organization’s direct control…natural disasters, global economic turmoil, etc. Internal challenges, however, can present a company with significant opportunities to stimulate and energize …

Let the War Begin: Winning Strategies to Retain Top Talent

BY BRIAN CLAPP, CAREER PARTNERS INTERNATIONAL – PHILADELPHIA There is no greater issue facing organizations today and in the coming years than retention of top talent. Although critical to organizational success, few are taking the steps necessary to ensure they are developing and retaining the talent it will take to achieve their desired business results. Those who are prepared will …

Ex-celerating Success – The Power of Executive Onboarding

BY BARBARA A.F. GREENE, CAREER PARTNERS INTERNATIONAL – SAN ANTONIO Executive Summary Half of newly hired executives quit or are fired within the first three years. Almost as many who change jobs or are promoted (40%) fail within the first 18 months. With such alarming numbers and the high costs of executive recruitment, why do more organizations not have a …

The Risky Business of Layoffs… Lawsuits, Tarnished Brands & Less than Engaged Employees

During difficult economic times, companies often have to do whatever they can to reduce and control costs, which typically includes reducing their workforce. Even in good economic conditions, reductions in the workforce remain a cost cutting strategy that many organizations utilize. Despite being perceived as a “normal course of business” in any economy, leaders take actions, often in haste, that …

Optimizing Organizational Performance Through Executive Coaching

Historically, Executive Coaching was provided only to the most senior executives (hence the name) and was considered to be a highly confidential matter. With the current emphasis on talent management, coaching, as it is more broadly known, has become one of the primary tools that organizations use to optimize organizational performance. Broadly defined, Executive Coaching is a process that facilitates …