6 indicators of High Potential – and how to identify them

For some line managers spotting those in the team who have the potential to progress and take on a larger role, can be tricky.  They need to know what makes for success and then how to identify this amongst their people – and ideally applying a tool they are already making use of. Each organisation is different – and what makes for success needs consideration.  But in our experience, there…

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Having better performance conversations

In our recent blog about the important role of managers in ‘talent management’, we talked about some of the critical areas in which the line manager can make a real difference. One trend we at Head Light see within organisations is the growth on the focus on developing coaching as a core manager skill.  That is, the training of managers to have better quality developmental conversations to challenge people’s thinking,…

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Cascading performance objectives

It goes without saying that a cornerstone of effective business performance is planning.  Without a clear line of sight and a plan of how you’re going to get there, it is unlikely that an organisation will achieve its strategic aims and chaos can ensue.  As someone once said “If you don’t know where you are going, you are likely to end up somewhere else”.  And, of course, this plan needs…

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