Hi-Po Teams – The Future of Talent Management

 

The world is changing at an accelerated place. Our globalized world is so interconnected now that changes in one corner of the world have unpredictable effects in another corner, like a ripple in a pond. Many of us in the management space call it the VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) world – a world that is so interconnected and complex that one cannot predict the future or act with certainty. Our organisations are still working with yesterday’s frameworks – strategies that are too linear today, human resource perspectives that render inapplicable and tactics that are too slow-rigid for the VUCA world. In the VUCA world, talent, therefore, will become even more critical; experience, knowledge and information will not be differentiators any more. So what will be?

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Dealing with Leadership Derailment

In the 90s, leadership development philosophies assumed that leaders fail when they are not able to manage their weaknesses; areas of low competence. However, Lombardo and Eichinger, through their study of derailed executives, found that leaders whose careers were derailed or were met with unrecoverable failures were those who couldn’t manage their strengths. While, it may sound odd, on reflection, it makes practical sense.

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Sarayu’s MBTI® Story: Using Type to make a breakthrough in an interpersonal relationship

One of the wonderful things your MBTI® type can do for you is to open your mind and heart to how other people differ from you. On one hand, it affirms your own perspective, position and outlook toward life and on the other, it gets you to start thinking – there could be other perfectly functional and yet differing perspectives, positions and outlooks. Here is Sarayu’s story – how she made a breakthrough in the interpersonal dynamics with her professor using the insights from type theory.

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Entrepreneurship through the lens of Saville Wave – a conversation with Vignesh from CarPal

Vignesh, a budding entrepreneur and co-founder of CarPal, a company in the digital car selling space, joined us for an interview-format conversation over coffee. His company helps customers make better car purchasing decisions and offers all associated services online. He had taken the Professional Styles assessment earlier and was interested to see what his Entrepreneurial Potential Profile could tell him about his entrepreneurial style. The Entrepreneurial Potential report from Saville describes Entrepreneurial Potential in 21 areas under six themes. (See a sample report here)

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Three MBTI® Types and their Entrepreneurial Journey

Your MBTI® type tells you about your preferences – what comes to you naturally and what you naturally find distasteful. These preferences shape our lives in profound ways. We asked three entrepreneurs, each of a different MBTI® type, how they became entrepreneurs, what the purpose of their venture was and what they learnt from their entrepreneurial careers. Each person’s response to these questions gives us an insight into how their own preferences shape their approach to entrepreneurship.
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