What is “Nine-Box Grid”?

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A “nine-box grid” is a matrix tool that is used to evaluate and plot a company’s talent pool, based on two factors, which most commonly are performance and potential. Typically on the horizontal axis is “performance” – measured by performance reviews. On the vertical axis is typically “potential” – referring to an individual’s potential to […]

What is a trust fall?

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A trust fall is a purported trust-building game often conducted as a group exercise in which a person deliberately allows himself to fall, relying on the other members of the group (spotters) to catch him. Despite its name, there is no scientific evidence proving that the game builds any trust among participants.

Leaders Teaching Leaders

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Organizations typically initiate a “leaders-teaching-leaders” model by having executives kick off a leadership initiative. Mature companies go much further by having leaders involved in the program design, delivery, and interacting in many stages throughout the initiative. Leaders may play a number of roles in a development initiative, such as: Strategist – Imparting knowledge of the organization’s strategy […]