The most important part of an organization’s commitment to achieving greatness is investing in its people. In his landmark book, Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…and Others Do Not, leadership expert Jim Collins wrote: “Those who build great companies understand that the ultimate throttle on growth for any great company is not markets, or technology, or competition, or products. It is one thing above all others: the ability to get and keep enough of the right people.” We wholeheartedly agree. People are the key differentiator. Therefore, it makes perfect business sense to invest in people to enhance an organization’s competitive advantage.

And our clients agree. For example, last year, we released the results of a proprietary survey of human resource professionals from North America, Europe and Australia. The survey respondents indicated that the most effective way to develop talent was to provide leadership development programs. (The complete results of the survey can be found here.) Additionally, below you will find links to two blog posts that 1) demonstrate the value of leadership training and 2) provide guidance as to how to develop high-potential employees. We hope you find this information helpful in fulfilling your commitment to achieve greatness in the year ahead.

We wish you great success in 2017 and beyond. Please let us know if we can help you build and sustain a team of outstanding employees who are ready, willing and able to achieve greatness.

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