People & Strategy Winter 2018 Vol. 41 No. 1 - 6

From the Guest Editors
The Rewarding Search for the Next High
Potential

W

hat is the definition of a
"high potential?" How do
you know who they are or
if you have enough of them? How
should you be spending your precious
development dollars and the time of
senior executives as you plan for their
development and next moves? What
capabilities does your next generation
of high-potentials need to possess?
How should you approach and cultivate these essential capabilities? And
finally, what managerial behaviors and
HR systems, practices and processes
do you need to have in place to ensure
you're doing all the right things?
These questions are top of mind
for senior leaders, CHROs, and their
talent management teams in almost
every organization today. Whether
you are in a Fortune 50 organization,
small family business or not-for-profit, we are seeing a "pull" for the best
practice models, research and tools
to approach these critical issues. It's
a simple issue of math. Talent is a
scarce commodity. Resources are
limited. Moreover, the nature of work
is changing rapidly. Today's workforce
is going to need significant development before it's ready to become the
workforce of tomorrow.
Which brings us to our special
issue. Given the critical nature of identifying and developing potential in
organizations, we wanted to provide a
forum for the latest thinking, research
and reflections on the past and future
of the concept of high potential talent.

Inside This Issue

Anna Tavis opens the issue with Perspectives, which presents us with an
interesting challenge: Has talent management passed its prime? Is it time
for something else to take its place?
To answer this challenge, she presents a thought provoking piece by Dr.
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Allan H. Church, Ph.D.

Jay A. Conger, DBA.

Robert Eichinger. He posits that the
new frontier may be all about brain
science. For those who don't know,
"Dr. Bob" is considered by many to
be one of the forerunners of the TM
movement - in particular, his seminal
work on learning through experience
as well as positing the original theory
behind learning agility. After we hear
from him, Anna presents us some with
some engaging reactions from a diverse panel of practitioners including
Michelle Weitzman-Garcia of Regeneron; Kelly Joscelyne of Mastercard;
Lewis Garrard, the growth markets
lead for Mercer | Sirota; Mary-Clare
Race, chief creative officer at Mind
Gym and Claudio Garcia, the executive vice-president of strategy and
corporate development at Lee Hecht
Harrison. They each have something
unique to share regarding the art and
science of talent management and
Anna's challenge.
Next up is our article, which presents an end-user's point of view of potential. While most organizations are
focused on identifying and developing
the high-potentials in their employee
population, very few people discuss or

give advice on how to actually become
one. Based on our forthcoming book,
The High Potential's Advantage: Get Noticed, Impress Your Bosses, and Become a
Top Leader (2018) from Harvard Business Review Press, we offer an overview
of five X-factors, grounded in theory
and research, which individuals can
use to develop their capability to get
ahead in their careers. We hope some
readers find it a refreshing change of
perspective.
The second feature by Marilyn
Buckner of NTS and Mike Marberry,
president and CEO of Huber Inc.,
is titled "How to Identify and Grow
High Potentials." This article takes
us through an ambitious leadership
development program at a sixth-generation family-owned business that is focused on developing future leaders for
the company. Using learning agility as
the basis of their high-potential model, they illustrate the power of aligning
that framework with organizational
agility, employing multiple tools, and
measures can have on a high-potential program when there is CEO level
commitment and senior leadership
engagement over a multiyear effort.



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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