When assessing potential, our clients often ask us “How quickly can the individual grow into the role?”, or “Can this competency be easily developed?”, and my response usually highlights that it depends on how committed the leader is to changing current behaviours and developing new ones. While I still wholeheartedly agree with this statement, I… Read more »
Posts by author: Martine Sanscartier
Waking Up to the Importance of Succession Planning
In recent years, we have observed many organizations realize the value of developing and promoting internal resources. Reflecting on the work we did 15 years ago, there were significantly more mandates for external selection purposes, than for internal promotion and development. Today, more and more of our clients are investing in developing their emerging Leaders…. Read more »
Leading in 2015 and Beyond – MarchFifteen Evolves Its Leadership Assessment Framework
As businesses are moving towards more global outreach and virtual teams over international locations, the ability to deal with complexity and ambiguity, maintain a strategic perspective, foster engagement, and understand and respect cultural diversity, become key factors for success. Last July, Edyta posted her blog discussing the competencies global Leaders need to succeed. The research… Read more »
How to Make Mentoring Work for You – A Mentor’s Perspective
As a follow-up to our previous blog on Mentoring, this blog will focus on the mentoring relationship from a mentor’s perspective. As previously defined, mentoring consist of a pair of individuals working together in order to achieve specific objectives for skills growth and development. It is meant to be a balanced partnership requiring equal commitment… Read more »
How to Make Mentoring Work for You – A Protégé’s Perspective
Mentoring, according to Chip Bell and Marshall Goldsmith in their “Managers as Mentors” book is, “At its most basic level, it is simply the act of helping another to learn.” For us at MarchFifteen, mentoring is defined as a pair of individuals working together in order to achieve specific objectives for skills growth and development…. Read more »
Leadership – The Importance of Critical Thinking
At MarchFifteen, we are passionate about executive assessments and leadership development. When talking about the importance of personality traits and motivating factors on leadership competencies, I often get asked “Do you also measure intelligence?” and my response is usually “Yes, but we don’t just measure intelligence, we measure critical thinking abilities.” Although intelligence might be… Read more »
Thinking of Taking Your Leaders to the Next Level? Start Developing Them.
As a follow-up to our last blog on leaders’ assessment, which should start every talent development process, we can now look at how you can actually develop your leaders. Although it is important to have right talent in place, you will need to invest in the development of your leaders, just like you would in… Read more »
Thinking of Taking Your Leaders to the Next Level? Start by Assessing Them.
Have you ever wondered where you would start to develop a leader? How do you even know what the leader’s strengths and weaknesses are so that you can help them to develop in the best way possible? How do you even start that conversation? If you have found yourself in a position of wondering about… Read more »
What Is Team Alignment?
A management team is not much different than a hockey team. An aligned management team has a common vision, with clear business priorities that members are committed to. There is clarity of each other’s roles and responsibilities, authorities and decision-making lines are understood and success is clearly defined. Conflicts are dealt with in an open constructive manner and group norms are established for working together.
Development Assessment – Commonly Asked Questions – Part 2
When the interviewer asks me what I want to do next in my career, should I just say that I want my boss’ job? That’s the next logical step, isn’t it? Again, this is a growth opportunity for you, so be candid and truthful. Share honestly what careers opportunities are appealing to you and the… Read more »