Effective career development conversations with critical leaders, emerging leaders and top talent, solves for a number of organisational challenges:
1. The talent shortage
Over 80% of large and medium businesses are unable to find talent [ABS]. This is now the #1 barrier for most organisations to achieve their strategic and commercial objectives.
Retaining, developing and redeploying key leaders is the top priority for every board, CEO and executive team.
2. Agile talent agenda
Organisations who are able to redeploy quickly are 2.2 times more likely to outperform their competition [McKinsey] and this means having the right leader, solving the right business problem at the right time. 2 out of these 3 is not going to be enough. This requires a more agile approach to leadership development that doesn’t fit the traditional model.
3. Conversation Gap
While leadership training and coaching is often being provided, one gap we’ve identified is specific support for leaders in having ‘career development conversations’.
Addressing this now goes a long way to retaining your top leadership talent.