Capturing the value of your greatest asset

first_img 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Stuart R. Levine Founded in 1996, Stuart Levine & Associates LLC is an international strategic planning and leadership development company with focus on adding member value by strengthening corporate culture.SL&A … Web: Details Your top employees can be your greatest asset and are possibly your largest expense. One of the most important responsibilities of your board, CEO, head of Human Resources and senior management is assuring that the organization’s talent is assessed and developed. Extensive research confirms that companies that do the best job in evaluating, developing, and engaging their employees outperform their competition. They must address critical talent needs, identify gaps and gage how the talent pool is being developed, especially the pipeline of leaders. Furthermore, this process must be directly tied to your strategy and mission. When you maximize the power of your people, when their effectiveness is optimally developed, you set your organization on the path for success.Your head of Human Resources is charged to provide for the assessment, management and development of your people. Leading-edge companies are increasingly using analytics and data for assessment. Sophisticated analysis can create a competitive advantage when used to determine your organization’s drivers of effective leadership, productivity and employee engagement. There are many tools available that put analytics within reach of organizations of all sizes as advances in technology and increasing use of mobile apps by growing numbers of employees bends the cost curve.Central to talent development is assessment. Diverse perspectives on an individual’s development over multiple years provide valuable insight. A variety of methods are used including 360-degree assessments and self-reports of experiences and perceptions, in addition to a person’s historical record of achievement. These types of developmental assessments are used to determine areas where growth is needed, not for traditional performance evaluation. The information can also indicate who should be part of the leader development group.Today’s complex world creates endless opportunities for the growth of your organization’s people. Once growth needs are identified, development can be supported in a variety of ways. Internal or external coaches can help the participant integrate feedback and form a development plan. Internal and external courses tailored to the participant’s development needs can be employed, both in group settings and on-line. Stretch assignments develop leaders. They include challenging experiences that are new, unfamiliar and provide increased responsibilities. These experiences push people beyond their “comfort zone” and expose areas for growth. They can involve creating and facilitating change, working across boundaries (whether explicitly part of the job or not) and managing a diverse employee group. Regular feedback and opportunities for self-reflection and external support must be built into this progression.Growth opportunities by their nature are difficult and can be stressful. Organizational culture should support growth and hurdles that inhibit development must be removed. For example, in a supportive culture, errors and mistakes are viewed as feedback, and success and failure are considered part of the learning process for development. Senior managers are key to creating a climate of support. They should assume visible roles, perhaps as mentors, seminar leaders and feedback providers in addition to their accountability for identifying and developing the talent in the workforce. When your board and senior management develop the power of your people, you are set to capture the value of your greatest asset.last_img read more

Ex-Olympic Eagles skipper, Isaac Promise, collapses, dies

first_imgRelatedPosts Akwa Ibom indigene sends SOS to DG DSS Businessman drags EFCC to court, demands N20m damages for rights violation Electoral malpractice: Three varsity dons indicted, three INEC officials sacked Nigeria’s captain to the 2008 Olympic silver medal, Isaac Promise, died late on Wednesday after collapsing at his apartment gym in Austin, Texas, United States of America, authorities said. He was 31.Police said authorities were called after a report of a deceased person at Isaac’s apartment building but no further details were immediately available. Austin Bold, owner Bobby Epstein, said Isaac collapsed at the apartment gym and no foul play was suspected.Isaac played for Nigeria at the 2005 World Youth Championship and captained the Under-23 national team that lost the 2008 Olympic final 0-1 to Lionel Messi and Argentina. He also appeared in three matches for Nigeria’s senior national team.Isaac played for seven clubs in Turkey, appearing in more than 350 matches. He spent a season in Saudi Arabia before signing with Austin Bold, where he had three goals in 20 matches this season.Meanwhile, the Nigeria Football Federation has described as “shocking” reports on Thursday that Promise had died.The NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, said the Federation and indeed the entire Nigerian Football family were saddened by the report, coming less than 48 hours after two women footballers of Nigeria Women Professional League side, Police Female Machine FC of Uyo, were crushed to death by a hit-and-run Jeep driver after a training session in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital.Sanusi said: “This has been a tragic week for Nigerian Football. Isaac Promise was a very disciplined, energetic, committed and patriotic player who gave his all every time he put on the green-and-white.“We do not know yet the cause of death, but we mourn his untimely passing at such a young age. Our prayer is that Almighty God will grant his soul eternal rest and also grant those he has left behind the fortitude to bear the big loss.”Tags: Akwa Ibom StateIsaac Promiselast_img read more

Schuerrle gets hat-trick as Germany put seven past Gibraltar

first_imgAndre Schuerrle grabbed a hat-trick as Germany crushed Gibraltar 7-0 to move into second place in their Euro 2016 qualifying group.Max Kruse scored twice while Karim Bellarabi and Ilkay Gundogan also found the net after a dominant second half performance. Despite being unranked, the home side more than held their own against the world champions in an entertaining first half.They went close through efforts from Liam Walker and Adam Priestley early on with Roman Weidenfeller given a stiff test.Gibraltar rode their luck though with skipper Bastian Schweinsteiger missing a penalty after his weak spot-kick was saved by Jordan Perez.The visitors eventually broke the deadlock when former Chelsea winger Schuerrle pounced on a defensive mistake by Ryan Casciaro to slot the ball in from a narrow angle.Gibraltar should have equalised minutes later when Jake Gosling had a chance from close range but his first-time effort was blocked. –last_img read more

Video: Stephanie Roche’s Puskas award contender

first_imgStephanie Roche, runner up in the 2014 FIFA Puskas award to James Rodriguez, has signed a two-year contract with Sunderland Ladies after leaving Houston Dash.The Ireland international, whose claim to fame came when she was playing for Peamont United, failed to settle in America and has agreed a deal with the WSL side.Shall we relive that magical strike again?last_img