Learning agility is an important universal indication of top talent. Paired with adaptability it is one of the essential characteristics of innovative leadership and agile talent.” Recently in Thailand, on the occasion of the annual global conference of Cornerstone International Group, I presented to a group of local CEOs on how to select tomorrow’s Top […]
If you are the smartest person in the room, you are definitely in the wrong room.” – Michael Dell Ambitious interviewers are anxious to get a crystal-clear picture of candidates including their personalities and primary social motives. It is also wise to dive deeper and take a close look at the candidate’s background: The professional background […]
Editor’s Note: This is the sixth in a series by Ralf Knegtmans of Cornerstone Amsterdam, author of the recent book Agile Talent: Nine Essential Steps for Selecting Tomorrow’s Top Talent. After years in the executive recruitment field I have come to believe that the proper theoretical background and sufficient practice can help anyone to improve […]
We do not see things as they are. We see them as we are!” – Harry Freedman, author and entrepreneur In my previous column on Agile Talent, we discussed the second of nine steps which make up the three stages of talent selection – Preparation, Selection and Verification). That column showed that you will get […]
“70% of today’s high performers lack critical attributes essential to their success in future roles.” Jean Martin and Conrad Schmidt, Harvard Business Review In my previous column we discussed the myth of universal talent and I explained how to take the specific context into account. In this edition we focus on step 2 of the […]
There is no such thing as universal skills and traits that will fit every single organization or match each conceivable scenario. 3rd in a series.
In my experience, almost all organizations take the selection of talent seriously. Still, the practice of everyday selection is rife with mistakes.
Our world is becoming an increasingly global, digital, and volatile place. As technology advances at high speed, the life cycle of business models diminishes accordingly. What is mainstream today, will be outdated tomorrow. Just think of the difference in only a decade: When you wanted to buy a book, you went to a bookshop where […]