In a recent episode of Brandon Hall Group’s Excellence at Work podcast series, COO Rachel Cooke spoke with three executive leadership succession planning experts from Smartchoice® Gold Preferred Provider BTS to talk about some of the challenges that can lead to poor succession for executives and leaders and strategies for making it better. A big takeaway from the discussion is the need to look forward, not back. Companies can’t just look at what made past leaders successful. There has to be a focus on the future needs of the business.
Brandon Hall Group Smartchoice® Gold Preferred Provider BTS knows that change is the new normal. Organizations must continuously invest in their talent, intentionally shape the culture, and adapt their strategy to adapt swiftly to a rapidly changing world, and they have helped their clients do just that. Their approach is to help organizations create a path to learning that meets employees where they are, and gives them access to exactly what they need when they need it.
“A high-performing team is one that sets free the collective genius of its members to create something extraordinary together — and that genius consists of the unique contributions that each team member can bring to the mix,” said Atkins, VP and Leader of the Executive and Team Performance Center of Expertise for BTS. “Sometimes the mixing of individual contributions can feel messy, but that discomfort is necessary for a team to experience positive disharmony. Contrasting views and spirited debate make a team stronger, even while discord is part of the experience.”
Businesses will be operating in a VUCA environment for the foreseeable future, juggling the evolution of the work environment with the impact of inflation and a possible recession. Leaders must develop and demonstrate a strategic mindset in tandem with a focus on inclusion and collaboration to steer their organizations to success.
In a recent Harvard Business Review article, a team from global professional services firm BTS identifies a significant barrier — confusing assimilation and inclusion — and offers strategies for empowering more individuals from diverse backgrounds to achieve success.
BTS has wide expertise across many areas of business consulting, from leader readiness and development to strategy execution and business transformation, talent acquisition and succession, to go-to-market training, transformation and more.
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