People & Strategy Winter 2018 Vol. 41 No. 1 - 4

From the Executive Editor
Taking Potential to the Maximum

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wo brief notes before commenting on this new issue of People +
Strategy:
* After several years serving as managing editor, Mary Barnes moved onto
a new opportunity after the fall issue.
She has been the model of professionalism and partnership in every interaction. We will miss her dedication and
positive attitude, as we wish her well
for the future. Jeffrey Lyles steps into
this role and we look forward to his
contributions.
* Our summer issue, The Digital Revolution and HR, received a 2017 Platinum
MarCom Award for the best print
publication. Congratulations to guest
editors David Reimer and Scott Kelly,
contributing editorial board members,
former managing editor Mary Barnes,
and all others who worked on production of this issue. As always, we strive
to produce material that is relevant,
readable, and helps envision application of best practices.
As for this new issue:
Assessment and development of
potential continues to be a key priority
of almost all organizations. Early identification of potential is nearly an industry
in itself. Those designated as having
high potential receive greater attention,
although what this actually means can
vary widely across organizations and
executives. As business models transform,
and as careers and the very design of
work evolves, we need to also understand
where and how the application of potential assessment and development is also
changing.
If you are in the business of leveraging
people and strategy, then you surely have
given considerable thought to maximizing the potential of your best talent.
There is no shortage of business books,
pundits, and blogs, with programs and

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instruments that promise to help you
achieve your aspirations. With so much
advice available, you likely wonder which
of it really stands the test of time, what
have we learned that is new over the
years, and how do you make it all work for
yourself and your company.
We are fortunate to have Allan Church
and Jay Conger join us as guest editors
for this issue. Allan leads Global Talent
Assessment and Development for PepsiCo, and Jay is the Henry Kravis Chaired
Professor of Leadership Studies at Claremont McKenna College. Each is widely
recognized for their quality of thought
and ability to get beyond fad and fashion.
When they speak at conferences,
whether the topic is leadership, high potential assessment, or organizational development, you can be sure the room fills
early and there will be a standing-room
only crowd.
Busy as Allan and Jay have been collaborating on a new book, The High Potential's
Advantage, they made the time to reach
out to some of the most reflective researchers and practitioners, inviting them
to weigh in on this issue of the journal.
As you read the feature articles and
columns, I'm sure you will want to share
this entire issue across your talent management function, and that there will be
specific articles you want to provide to
leaders where you work.
The HRPS website maintains a blog,
www.hrps.org, so you too can join the
conversation. Let us know how you and
your colleagues are maximizing the
potential of those who work with you, and
what really makes a difference.

Marc Sokol, Ph.D.
Executive Editor


http://www.hrps.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of People & Strategy Winter 2018 Vol. 41 No. 1

From The Executive Editor
From The Guest Editors
Perspectives
So You Want to Be a High-Potential?
How to Identify and Grow High Potentials: A CEO’s Perspective with Proven Results
Getting the Right People in the Hi-Po Pool
Wherefore Art Thou All Our Women High-Potentials?
Are Your HiPos Overrated?
Executive Roundtable
In First Person
Linking Theory + Practice
Insight into Action
Leadership Insights
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People & Strategy Winter 2018 Vol. 41 No. 1 - Wherefore Art Thou All Our Women High-Potentials?
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People & Strategy Winter 2018 Vol. 41 No. 1 - Executive Roundtable
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People & Strategy Winter 2018 Vol. 41 No. 1 - In First Person
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People & Strategy Winter 2018 Vol. 41 No. 1 - Linking Theory + Practice
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People & Strategy Winter 2018 Vol. 41 No. 1 - Insight into Action
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People & Strategy Winter 2018 Vol. 41 No. 1 - Leadership Insights
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