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Successful Talent Leaders need to be able to focus on many things at once, keep multiple stakeholders happy, and watch the budget while they’re at it. How do they manage? Today we’ll take a look at some effective advice (spoiler alert, sometimes they need outside assistance!)


  1. They welcome change: The past few years have been like sailing on turbulent waters for many organizations, and HR has been there, steadily helping to guide the ship: through the sudden switch to remote work, updating health policies, enacting hybrid strategies, and many other challenges in between. “The most effective leaders see change not as an obstacle but as an opportunity to stay open-minded and curious. They entertain multiple plans to reach their goals. When Plan A doesn’t work out, they move to Plan B. And as leaders model this behavior, employees gain confidence they can do the same.”

  2. They encourage different views: “While a harmonious workplace may seem like the ideal, the healthiest companies are the ones where employees feel most comfortable speaking up. That’s why successful talent leaders welcome different views, rather than stifling dissent.” What does this mean in practice? Keep an open door policy, listen without judgement, and try not to take things personally.

  3. They delegate: “Even the most talented, intelligent, or adaptable leaders can’t do everything on their own. That’s why the best leaders delegate.” If you need to hire or assess great talent and you’re stretched too thin to do the best job possible, consider hiring a search firm with appropriate expertise.

If you need help shaping your talent acquisition or retention strategy, get in touch to arrange a quick chat. Email Paul, Brent, Troy, or Tara, or give us a call at 519-673-3463 or 416-847-0036.


To learn more about good habits for successful talent leaders, visit https://www.linkedin.com/business/talent/blog/talent-acquisition/5-simple-habits-that-will-make-you-a-more-successful-talent-leader


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