This is the first in a series of posts about SHRM’s Global Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) Summit that was held in conjunction with the national conference. It was an amazing collection of senior human resources executives from around the world who gathered for an in-depth and inspiring meeting in Las Vegas.
How is it that “corporate” success possible for some, when the talent supply is available to every organization? How is that the selection process that is so scrutinized and researched, including extensive interviews and assessments with potential new “hires” still results in failure for so many organizations? In fact, a number of these teams have never won a championship.
Start Inside First
The parallels between the challenges of sports and our varied organizations raised a couple of interesting questions:
1 – What internal support do you have in place to develop future leaders (or players in sports)?
2 – Have you critically examined your current talent to understand who is a diamond and who might be a blocker of your company’s success?
3 – Once you’ve identified your top talent, are you building specific plans to move them to their ultimate potential?
Keep this in mind…your CEO twenty years from now may be an individual contributor today. Do you see their potential? What are you doing about it?
How About You
The challenge of an incredibly small talent pool in professional sports far exceeds the challenges we face in traditional corporate settings.
Now that you know that, it’s time to first take a look at your current team, and make the investment necessary to turn then into long-term stars.
I’d love to hear from you.