Leadership Development

Alan Colquitt on Talent

Does performance management work? Should we spend more on high-potentials? Are we ever going to get better at predicting job performance? Listen to Alan Colquitt patiently explain why I am wrong about nearly everything related to performance management, job selection,…


Mentors and Protégés of a Feather

According to a study conducted by Marcy Young Illies (Saint Cloud State University) and Roni Reiter-Palmon (University of Nebraska Omaha), protégés who perceive a high degree of value similarity with their mentors also reported greater mentoring success. The results indicated…


Image-Based Vision Statements

Which of these visions is more inspiring? “I hope that someday we will achieve full racial equality.” “I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.” Visions…


Dave Bracken Strikes Back on 360s

In this episode Dave Bracken gets a chance to respond to my various belly-aches about his excellent contribution on 360s in Episode 6. (If you haven’t already listened to that one, you’ll want to do that.) Dave also responds to…



Be the Boss with William Gentry

In this episode, William Gentry, Ph.D. talks about his book, Be the Boss Everyone Wants to Work For: A Guide for New Leaders. Bill is the Director of Leadership Insights and Analytics and a Senior Research Scientist at the Center for…