Voices: Human Capital

lead tom moriartyHuman Capital is a monthly column for plant managers, department managers, supervisors and aspiring leaders. This column provides a blend of leadership and organizational development concepts with practical applications and insight. Look for Plant Services Contributing Editor Tom Moriarty for leadership topics to expand your leadership toolkit.

Fix your leadership pipeline

Are you identifying the people who’d be right for – and who want – supervisory roles?

By Tom Moriarty
Nov 2, 2015

A recent Gallup report estimated that U.S. businesses are losing between $319 and $398 billion per year in economic value because of issues related to leadership effectiveness, particularly at the supervisor and manager levels. One issue, in my view, is the process used to identify, develop, evaluate, and select candidates for leadership positions. The common approach to fill supervisor positions is to select candidates based on their time in their current position, their performance in their current position, and their willingness to accept the promotion.

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