Weak-Link vs. Strong-Link Employee Programs

Holland Dombeck McCue Culture, Holland Dombeck, HR, Organizational Development, Recruiting, Succession Planning

On a recent road trip to Kentucky to watch my FSU Seminoles get absolutely slaughtered on the football field, I hopped on the Malcolm Gladwell Revisionist History podcast train. The podcast is a ten episode series where Gladwell revisits and reinterprets something from the past that has been universally misunderstood. My Little Hundred Million is the third episode in a …

Peyton Manning Syndrome: Over-Exposing High Potential Talent

RJ Morris Coaching, Communication, Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, Leadership, Learning and Development, Outmatch, RJ Morris

If you’re looking for more thoughts on how to develop talent, join FOT for our webinar on Using Assessments to Build Your Superteam (click this link to register). You’re there, deep in conversation, counseling a high potential early in her career. She wants to move up, and you think she has the chops.  You want to give her the opportunity to …

Camping, Stag Beer and Succession Planning

RJ Morris Driving Productivity, Good HR, HR, RJ Morris, Succession Planning

My grandpa used to sit on the back porch, drinking Stag beer and sharing his life philosophies with anyone who would listen. Drinking and philosophizing. Good work if you can get it.  These pearls of wisdom usually involved a type of sociological classification. He would sit in his rocking chair and trot out gems like: You either love cats or …

Succession at Your Company: Why the Young and the Old Secretly Hate Each Other

William Tincup Succession Planning, William Tincup

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my own mortality.  I’ve also been thinking a lot about why succession sucks.  Like duh.   It’s not that we lack the skills, processes and/or software for proper succession.  It’s that the conversation at its very core is an emotional Beirut for all parties involved.  We’re all avoiding the concept of… dude, your …