Cultural Dexterity: The Global Talent Solution

January 15th, 2013

The workplace today is global, mobile, virtual, and far more dynamic than in the past. A company that not long ago might have had a homogenous business environment can easily find itself in a diverse ecosystem: suppliers in every world region, newly segmented customer markets, multiple acquired organizations, multigenerational teams. As a result, nearly everyone in business must be adept at working with individuals from many cultural backgrounds.

Click here to read Peggy Hazard’s article from The Korn/Ferry Institute.


Three Reasons Performance Management will Change in 2013

January 1st, 2013

Is there any organizational practice more broken than performance management? Not if you concur with Marc Effron & Miriam Ort who state ‘perhaps no talent management process is more important or more reviled than performance management.’

Traditional performance management programs have become organization wallpaper. They exist in the background with little or no expectations for impact. Yet despite its poor popularity, the concept of performance—at an individual and organizational level— is critical to business success. It can’t just be ignored.

Click here to read Sylvia Vorhauser-Smith’s article from


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