The Chief Talent Officer: Conquering The War For Talent

The Chief Talent Officer: Conquering The War For Talent

Pearson Partners International is a member of IIC Partners, one of the world’s top 10 executive search organizations. IIC Partners recently conducted a study exploring the role of Chief Talent Officers in today’s business climate featuring insight from six of its member firms, including input from Pearson Partners’ own Lisa Thompson. As the war for talent continues, more organizations are strengthening their internal talent management capabilities under the stewardship of […]

Stretch Assignments Can Develop Leadership Skills

Stretch Assignments Can Develop Leadership Skills

Lisa Thompson, LPC, PCC – Managing Director, Professional Services As we enter a new year, many companies are taking a hard look at their leadership development programs as they prepare to onboard new executives and develop current ones. If your goal is to develop future leaders within your organization, stretch assignments can be an excellent way to assess their potential. Challenging an executive with a short-term assignment outside his or […]

Set Clear Objectives When Onboarding Senior Executives

Set Clear Objectives When Onboarding Senior Executives

  By Keith Pearson, President & Chief Executive Officer Setting clear short-term objectives is essential to the onboarding process for senior executives. A new executive needs a sense of direction while learning about the organization’s people, culture and business processes. Having objectives can also reduce the stress on a new executive, who can move forward in a new role knowing the company’s expectations. From the organizational perspective, having measurable objectives […]

Becoming an Approachable Leader

Becoming an Approachable Leader

Romaine Seguin, president of UPS Americas Region in Miami, believes that being approachable is one of the keys to successful leadership. “People have to be able to come to you,” said Seguin in a recent interview for Florida International University’s Center for Leadership. “Quite frankly, the further up the ladder you go, the more important this trait becomes.” If you’re a senior executive who wants to make a significant contribution […]

Avoiding the “Big Four” Diseases:
 Developing Yourself and Your People for Improved Health and Productivity

  DFW HR Roundtable Featuring Elizabeth Naylor, Ebenezer Wellness Recognizing the importance of promoting good health in the workplace, Pearson Partners invited nutrition expert Elizabeth Naylor, founder of Ebenezer Wellness, to speak at the April 10 bimonthly meeting of the DFW HR Roundtable, a networking and knowledge-sharing group of senior human resources executives in the North Texas area. Here is a summary of her comments about avoiding the “big four” health […]

How to Handle the Tough Conversations

How to Handle the Tough Conversations

Many executives have no problem reprimanding a supplier for doing a poor job. They can easily pick up the phone and complain: “Your shipment arrived two days late and cost our company $10,000 in lost sales. What are you going to do about it?” But that same executive may agonize about how to address a performance issue with a subordinate. But hoping the problem will eventually go away is just […]

Leadership Development – from a Follower’s Perspective

Leadership Development – from a Follower’s Perspective

Most senior leadership development programs take a top-down approach, focusing on the traits and personalities of individual executives. The goal, in many cases, is to look at various leadership styles—such as autocratic, democratic or somewhere in between—and help executives learn new attitudes and behaviors. With a dynamic facilitator and a well-planned curriculum, these leadership programs can boost individual careers and increase an organization’s human capital. But there’s another perspective to […]

Build Your Feedback Skills

Build Your Feedback Skills

In most organizations, teamwork provides the foundation for getting things done.  A strong team can multiply individual strengths and talents, creating a powerful force for moving a company forward. Of course, the opposite is also true: A poorly led team can waste time without achieving anything positive. Successful leaders are masters at the art of giving feedback. It’s true that feedback is an art, not a science, because what works […]

7 Steps for Building Strong Teams

7 Steps for Building Strong Teams

In most organizations, teamwork provides the foundation for getting things done.  A strong team can multiply individual strengths and talents, creating a powerful force for moving a company forward. Of course, the opposite is also true: A poorly led team can waste time without achieving anything positive. Team-building is both an art and a science. Here are seven tips to ensure success: Strive for diversity. Having a wider range of […]

Accelerating Business Through Human Resources

  On February 12, 2013, Pearson Partners hosted the bimonthly DFW HR Roundtable, a networking and knowledge-sharing group of senior human resources executives in the North Texas area. The topic was “Accelerating Business Through Human Resources,” presented by Jay Beck, account director, and Vic Dayal, executive compensation consultant, in the Dallas office of Towers Watson, a global HR consulting firm. Here is a summary of their remarks, followed by two […]