Can 360 help to spot potential?

Last week we looked at how, by using 360 at the start and end of key L&D interventions, progress can be tracked and ultimately help to show a return on the investment in 360 degree feedback. This week we look at how 360 can be used to spot potential. Identifying high potential among the existing workforce is a priority for many organisations.  Some key skills are in high demand and…

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Leadership and Learning Agility

Increasingly we are hearing from organisations that are moving away from highly bespoke, tailored models of leadership effectiveness within their organisations to using generic, cross-sector criteria for assessing their top people, finding talent and developing their pool of leaders. One recurring theme among these generic models is learning agility. This is not a new concept; in their 1985 paper “Leaders: The Strategies for Taking Charge”, Warren Bennis and Burt Nanus…

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Can you spot high potential?- Part 2

In Part 1 of this blog we explored the difficulties of identifying those with potential. So how can we at Head Light help? Some organisations are very clear on what ‘potential’ looks like and in our experience, there are a number of attributes which tend to predict success in higher-level roles. Common ‘HiPo’ indicators are: Capacity for learning – being able to learn from own mistakes, actively seeking feedback and using…

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Can you spot high potential?- Part 1

In many organisations, the HR team is able to identify those with high potential – and knows how to develop this. But for some organisations, spotting high potential can be a tricky business – and especially so for line managers as traditional career paths no longer, if they ever, necessarily enable the leaders of the future to rise to the top. At Head Light, we see that two of the main challenges which…

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