A detailed and thoughtful piece by Claudio Fernandez-Araoz, Andrew Roscoe and Kentaro Aramaki on how organizations convert high potentials into successful leaders.
The article quotes data suggesting that 55% of U.S. managers are looking for outside opportunities - making clear the importance of selecting, retaining and growing the best of this group. The key conclusion? Be scientific about it.
A scientific approach to talent development—focused on spotting high potentials, understanding their capacity for growth in key competencies, and giving them the experience and support they need to succeed—will be an extraordinary source of competitive advantage in the coming decades.