Appendix C: Leading Practice Cases

Case 1: High Potential Development Program

High potential development programs embraced by many leading organizations—including Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Nestle, and Chevron, for example—aim to accelerate growth in key competencies through targeted exposure and active rotation, with the expectation of retaining high-potential talent that will soon become talented high-caliber leaders within the organization. High potential programs require a strong focus on performance in order to identify talent both early and accurately. Leading organizations utilize a variety of methods such as competency profiles, mentoring programs, 360° peer reviews, and leadership style assessments to gauge high potential. Many programs ...

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