I recently visited a potential client at a privately owned, midsize financial services firm. It has been around for many years and has a very conservative business and people's management approach. I spoke at length with a very passionate HR leader there, who was trying to convince the very traditional leadership team to make some cultural changes (including formalizing a diversity and inclusion policy). Despite all research pointing to the fact that they should adapt, as wel
Change starts from the top and must cascade to all other levels of the company. In the same way that profit generation isn’t outsourced to the Finance department, leadership and overall talent management cannot be outsourced to the Human Resources department, whose role must be of a supporter, rather than orchestrator, of change.
Here are 7 broad steps for change (scroll down for a visual framework):
1. Start from the WHY. Recognize that leadership pipelines that largel