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High Potential Leadership

Few people would argue that the most valuable employees with the most potential to succeed need to be retained and developed. We could fill a thousand blogs with the best strategies for retaining these high-potential folks and could write a …

Inspiring Followership

One can take a quick inventory of leaders they have known and then within that group focus on those who elicited not just followership but enthusiastic followership, followership fueled by a shared commitment to a compelling goal. This is the …

Competency Modeling: Client Takeaways

On October 5, 2012, Vantage hosted a client event at Venue Six10 in Chicago entitled “Leadership Competencies Can Drive Organizational Performance.” We invited our clients Ezequiel Olivero, HR Director of South America for Amcor PET Packaging and Robert Paxton, Vice …

Global Leadership and Recruiting

In many ways, Americans are playing catch-up to the rest of the world with regards to their international sensibility. We have certainly gotten lucky in this regard, however, given that more often than not English acts as a global language, …

Leadership Lessons from Vantage

Over the last week, our Vantage colleagues were asked to provide the most impactful leadership lessons that they had learned over their career, or shared most often with other leaders. The answers were insightful, enriching, and far-reaching, and hopefully will …

Workplace Happiness

Productivity is often reduced to a numbers game. When business is suffering, leaders tend to look for possible causes in concrete places: down economy, low product innovation, increase in competitors, or discontinuation of long-term projects, to name a few. But …

Women and Leadership

In winter of 2005, Harvard president and former Secretary of Treasury Larry Summers hosted a discussion at the Conference on Diversifying the Science & Engineering Workforce in which he talked about why women were largely underrepresented in tenured positions at …

The Introverted Leader

Leaders, on the whole, have been taught to stand out. Part of their cachet lies in their ability to distinguish themselves, whether publicly, or simply in the conference room. As such, the leaders we think of tend to be more …

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