The Payback of Investing in People

Posted by Dick Daniels on January 25th , 2012 in bench development, building talent pools, leadership development, talent management

How often have you said (or heard it said), "People are our greatest asset?" It is the right thing to say from a human resource perspective of corporate priorities. I have not spoken with any C-Level leader who disagrees with the value of developing their emerging leaders and high potential team members. The question I am asked most often in this down economy is: "What's the return on investment if we do." That question implies the need for cautious leaders to carefully manage limited resources...for the time being. As a result, companies pull back on doing the very thing that will build a talent pool resulting in greater productivity today as well as creating a leadership pipeline for new opportunities tomorrow. So, let's take a look at the hard data and see what the payback is...if any! Read More

Gotcha Moments

Posted by Dick Daniels on January 19th , 2012 in bench development, leadership pipeline, performance expectations, performance reviews

One of the toughest decisions for leaders, managers, or supervisors is what to do with team members who are not meeting the performance expectations of their role. In this article, I provide insight for your consideration as you move toward Q1 of 2012. Let me know your questions, comments, and best practices. Read More

Two Leadership Words

Posted by Dick Daniels on January 3rd , 2012 in effective leaders, leadership development

Leadership is the combination of positive influence and effective action. In this post I would like you to consider two words that great leaders say consistently and genuinely. The two simple words are at the core of positive influence. Say them often and they become part of the pathway to effective action. Read More

I want to be a leader!

Posted by Dick Daniels on December 18th , 2011 in emerging leaders, leadership development, personal drive

When people understand the call to leadership and the return on their investment...some always step forward and look for a way to begin. Read More

Three Pathways to Developing Your Emerging Leaders

Posted by Dick Daniels on September 9th , 2011 in emerging leaders, leadership development

A business owner who is interested in developing employees asked me the obvious question: How do we get started? It is a great question. I answered by describing three pathways to launch an accelerated leadership development initiative...even in the smallest of companies. Read More

Let's Talk About You...

Posted by Dick Daniels on September 7th , 2011 in Center for Creative Leadership, leadership development

If you are not attending to your own professional development don't expect your team to reach their capacity either. In this post you will have an opportunity to consider 18 research-based leadership skills (areas of personal competencies). So, let's get started... Read More