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Demands placed on managers to meet performance goals can be relentless, and priorities and challenges shift frequently.
That’s why the key to improving your talent development processes is ensuring that managers can hold meaningful talent conversations and know how to give routine feedback well.
Talent conversations play a vital role in engaging employees and influencing their performance and development, but only if they are done effectively and often enough. They allow managers to influence others toward improved performance, development, and positive outcomes.
These development conversations with employees can (and should) happen at any time, not just during your regular performance review process.
The key to an effective talent conversation is preparation. Our talent conversations content provides models that managers can learn and practice in order to get the most from development conversations with employees.
The talent conversation itself will vary based on how an employee is performing. The focus will depend on whether the employee is considered top talent, a solid performer, a potential performer, or an underperformer.
Whatever other formal talent management or leadership development systems are in place, talent conversations are where development becomes real. It’s the best time for managers to build their direct report’s commitment to the organization and engagement in the work.
Leaders can prepare for and facilitate development conversations with employees using our proven development frameworks:
Start having better development conversations with employees at your organization by equipping your team with these talent conversations skills. We can deliver our world-class, research-backed talent conversations content to them — or you can.
We can equip your facilitators to deliver a workshop or internal training on development conversations with employees either online or in person, whichever you prefer:
Access everything your internal HR or team leaders need to upskill your people by holding a leadership workshop on this topic
Leverage this proven leadership program content and customize it for your own internal development initiatives
Or, we can incorporate talent conversations as part of a larger leadership development initiative for your organization:
Combine with other topic modules and interactive experiences into a customized learning journey for your leaders
Our highly personalized leadership programs prepare leaders to address common challenges with talent conversations
Organizations who have partnered with us to upskill their ability to have effective development conversations with employees consistently tell us the same thing: their experience with CCL made a significant impact on their culture — and their bottom line.
“The reputation of having a formal coaching program that is trusted and relied upon has enabled us to now start coaching at the top levels of the organization. And the quality of our coaches — we’re getting great feedback.”
Senior Director of Team and Leadership Development
Major Healthcare System
Our experts are here to help. Let’s have a conversation about development conversations with employees at your organization and how our talent conversations content could help support your development initiatives.
Package our research-backed boundary spanning leadership content with other proven leadership development topics and solutions for a customized scalable solution perfect for your organization’s unique needs, context, and culture. Related topics include: