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Talent management is a system within a system: the organisation's culture »
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Talent management is a system within a system: the organisation's culture. Get talent management wrong and the organisation's culture will be misaligned with the customer's emerging needs.

Tomorrow, of necessity, talent management will be about resilience, reinvention and recognising that the ideal organisation design reflects how, given a choice, people would choose to work together.

Talent management is ultimately about hard data and tough choices – who to hire and promote, investing in the most efficient and fastest way to develop talent, putting muscle behind the succession process and, generally, building a cadre of leadership talent that will allow the business to survive and thrive in turbulent times.

If you can't imagine it, you won't reach it. If you don't measure it, you can't manage it. Strive to develop tomorrow's leadership competencies with purpose, precision, pragmatism and no little passion.

Insights from "Future-Oriented Leadership Competencies: Today's Talent Management Lynchpin" by John Burdett, Leadership advisor to TRANSEARCH International.

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How leaders conduct themselves today, will add to or detract from their personal reputation well into the future »
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We are in uncharted waters. How leaders conduct themselves today, will add to or detract from their personal reputation well into the future. In times like these - especially in times like these - leaders must lead!

To lead is to:

  • Put the success of the team above personal achievement.
  • Effectively communicate what people should expect, how they should conduct themselves and why clear goals and timelines are essential.
  • Articulate and embody hope.
  • Understand where personal boundaries are … and manage accordingly.
  • Reconnect the team to the organisation's purpose.
  • Exemplify in your own behaviour what you ask of others.
  • Depict and speak to truth in its many forms.
  • Recognise that, crisis or not, without tomorrow's customer there can be no business.

Think about how you counsel the teams and people around you. Ask yourself, "Am I the leader they need?"

Insights from "Rising To The Challenge In Times of Uncertainty" published on LinkedIn by Celeste Whatley, Chief Executive Officer at TRANSEARCH.

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Free Online Courses for Leadership Development »

Spending more time at home can be an excellent opportunity to gain knowledge and develop skills. Explore free online courses for leadership development. The following are available from OpenLearn by The Open University:

There are many more free online courses for leadership development available, including from the following:

Geoff Slade - "The Godfather of Recruitment" »
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They say it's not what you know, but who you know that matters and when it comes to the biggest influencers in the recruitment industry, there are few better known and respected than Geoff Slade, Executive Chairman of Slade Group and Consultant at TRANSEARCH International.

Sarah Morgan, Editor of The Recruitment, Consulting and Staffing Association Australia & New Zealand, speaks with "The Godfather of Recruitment" about his career and the industry as a whole.

Geoff Slade - "The Godfather of Recruitment" »

Future-Oriented Leadership Competencies: Today's Talent Management Lynchpin »
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To lead is to be in the people business - present and future. Talent management generally, and talent acquisition more specifically, are strategic. How do we define the qualities that shape the leadership we need? How do we start to create tomorrow's leadership today? John Burdett outlines the linchpin role that (the right) leadership competencies play in transforming talent management into a competitive advantage.

Future-Oriented Leadership Competencies: Today's Talent Management Lynchpin »

The mindsets and practices of excellent CEOs »
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"With this article, we set out to show which mindsets and practices are proven to make CEOs most effective. It is the fruit of a long-running effort to study performance data on thousands of CEOs, revisit our firsthand experience helping CEOs enhance their leadership approaches, and extract a set of empirical, broadly applicable insights on how excellent CEOs think and act."

The mindsets and practices of excellent CEOs »