Caught in the Middle: Three Leading Practices for Effectively Supporting Midlevel Managers

Middle managers are those who ”manage managers,” translating corporate strategy into frontline execution. While they play a vital role in increasing productivity and boosting employee engagement, midlevel managers often find themselves in a difficult position. For example, those in midlevel roles report higher rates of depression and anxiety than those in the top and bottom […]

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Introducing: Our new High-Impact Leadership Research

Last summer, we asked ourselves: “Why do organizations still struggle to grow leaders?” We knew that organizations’ efforts and spending on leadership development was increasing every year, but we also knew that many companies are left wondering about why their efforts in identifying top talent, developing leaders’ capabilities, or pumping up their leadership pipelines don’t […]

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What Is a “High Potential” Anyway?

Recently, we have found ourselves talking with our members about high-potential (“HiPo”) identification and assessment processes more and more frequently. Besides assessing and calibrating critical roles and talent, as well as conducting talent reviews, the identification and development of high-potential talent in an organization is one the most key aspects of succession management.[1] However, we […]

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