HRHeadStart #54: Identifying High Potential Employees; Time Management
The Talent Agenda
The process of identifying high potentials and future leaders is one of the most high-stakes business processes in any organization. It can shape the future trajectory of the culture and business success. Yet many organizations struggle to identify their top talent or they fall back on employees who have nailed their performance targets and shown willingness to take on higher responsibilities. However, past performance in one job is not necessarily a reliable predictor of future success in other jobs.
So, how do we think about developing frameworks to identify high potential employees? And do we need to upgrade existing frameworks for the new world of work? Check out “Potential After the Pandemic” - this is essential reading for Talent Management practitioners.
We all struggle to find time to do things that truly matter to us - whether or not related to work. The conventional time management advice is to try to shave off small chunks of time from everyday tasks to make more time for things that you care about. Laura Vanderkam, a time management and productivity expert, says that “…time is highly elastic. We cannot make more time, but time will stretch to accommodate what we choose to put into it.” In reality, when we have say we don’t have time to do x, it usually means x is not a priority enough. Check out her talk to learn about how to get better at setting priorities, deriving joy and living with the feeling that “there is time”.
Time flies. Navigate it purposefully.