8 Steps for Business Survival Cross-Training

This is part three of three from my eBook “Managers as Lifelong Learners” and continues my earlier thoughts on “How to build talent in your organization.” Talent Mobility When I was much younger, I worked as a roughneck in the West Texas oil fields.  The guys I worked with dubbed me “college boy” because they knew I’d be heading back to school in the fall.  As you might guess I […]

How to Build a Learning Organization

This post is part two of three from my eBook “Managers as Lifelong Learners” and continues my earlier thoughts on “How to build talent in your organization.” Skill Development “The only thing worse than training your employees and having them leave is not training them and having them stay.” ~ Henry Ford When I tweet the quote above it’s not unusual for that message to get retweeted and favorited several […]

How to Build Talent in Your Organization

Your employees need to be prepared and motivated for the next challenge.  Organizations need the human capital infrastructure in place to give their workforce the right skills to work on the right projects in the right roles. They do this through a focus on three key talent management areas: goal alignment, skills development and talent mobility. Goal Alignment: Strategy execution fails in large part due to differing goal priorities. When […]