INFOGRAPHIC: How to Uncover High-Potential Employees

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By Rick Lepsinger

Have you ever promoted someone who was great in his or her role but fell short of your expectations in a leadership position?

As it turns out, many of the criteria we use to promote employees—such as instinct, seniority and personality—are poor predictors of leadership potential. This causes us to invest significant time and money into the wrong employees while overlooking the right ones, who become discouraged and move on.

How can you uncover the high-potential employees who are most likely to succeed as your company’s future leaders?

Let this infographic be your guide.


OnPoint Consulting helps some of the world’s most successful companies uncover their hidden gems using practical, cost-effective and data-driven techniques.

This article was reprinted here with permission from the author.

Rick Lepsinger is President of OnPoint Consulting. His career has focused on helpingorganizations and leaders identify and develop leaders, work better virtually, enhance cross functional team performance, and get from strategy to execution faster.  He conducts numerous seminars and workshops on succession management, leading from a distance, leading cross functional teams, and enhancing execution.  Rick has written numerous articles and is the author or co-author of several books. Click here for more information.

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