Relax. Managing Talent Is Really Not That Hard!

Let’s agree that it’s not exactly simple to manage talent effectively, and some leaders definitely do a much better job at it than others. Because effective leadership requiressucceeding through others, it brings with it the problem of divesting control, building capabilities, providing direction, guidance and inspiration to people other than yourself. To the rescue have come a plethora of scientific processes aimed to guide the hapless leader: defined competencies, performance criteria, psychometric assessments, structured feedback, bell curves, 4-quadrant matrices, 9-box grids, circumplexes, weightings and ratings.   Read more...