A Checklist for the Effective Executive

Questions That Make a Difference in Managing Talent

As we said in Chapter 1, the career experience that led you to your current position probably did not include a stint on a talent management staff, yet you still must be a strong leader on talent issues. You can create an environment where the highest priority talent management efforts get the attention and resources they need by asking thoughtful questions, not only in conversations that specifically focus on talent problems, but also in conversations that address general business priorities, risks, and opportunities.

Use the following questions to make these discussions and reviews as productive as possible. For more details in answering these ...

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