Take Your Cue from the Top

Want to position yourself to climb the corporate ladder? Establish yourself as an A–Player and then groom the rising stars on your staff to follow in your footsteps!

In a recent article from Workforce.com, the writer says …

<<The executives interviewed in the study avidly practice strategic workforce management. Sophisticated tools for critical HR activities, such as succession planning, 360-degree feedback and talent development, are widespread throughout their companies.>>

Talent management is critically important for companies today. Recruiting is expensive and a wrong hire has a ripple effect throughout the organization. The flip side is losing top talent to a competitor.

For you, as a Senior Finance Executive, effective talent management involves learning each individual’s strengths and weaknesses, setting them up to be successful by leveraging their strengths, and then mentoring them to follow you up the ladder.

Mentoring others doesn’t always come easily to analytically–oriented Finance Executives. The ability to effectively identify, groom, and promote top talent can become part of your unique value proposition as you set your sights on the top job.

If you are interested in learning more about how you are perceived by those with whom you work, serve, and play, contact me about conducting your own 360–degree assessment.

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