Employee Attraction & Retention in the COVID-19 Era

Dec 15, 2021 | by George Klemp | Leadership Development
Employee attraction and retention – or how best to hire people and hold on to them – is always a hot topic in talent development...

Finding Hidden Gems to Meet Your Hiring Needs

Jul 21, 2021 | by George Klemp | Leadership Development
This is the second of my two blog posts on hidden gems – the uniquely talented people who are often hiding in plain sight. The...

Hidden Gems: Mining Your Organization for Unseen Future Talent

Jun 23, 2021 | by George Klemp | Leadership Development
This is the one of two talent development blog posts about what I’m calling hidden gems – the remarkably talented people who are often hiding...

Balancing Act: How Great Leaders Embrace Contradictions

Apr 15, 2021 | by George Klemp | Leadership Development
Effective leadership is grounded in certain personal qualities and inclinations, but they are not just a collection of ingredients. The concept of balance is important...

Leadership Agility in Uncertain Times

Jun 25, 2020 | by George Klemp | Leadership Development
The idea of living in a VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity) world is nothing new – but it’s possible that ours is now VUCA on...

What Makes a Resilient Leader?

Apr 23, 2020 | by George Klemp | Leadership Development
With the spread of Covid-19 and the swift economic downturn, resilience now is among the most important qualities for leaders. One common definition for resilience...

Leaders and Curiosity: What Matters Most for CEOs

Nov 18, 2019 | by George Klemp | Leadership Development
The importance of curiosity as a leadership trait is a hot topic in many organizations and gets its fair share of attention in influential circles...

Selecting for Success: The Secret to Asking Good Interview Questions

Aug 21, 2017 | by George Klemp | Leadership Development
Behavioral interviewing is commonly used across the Fortune 500 – so much so that there are few job candidates who haven’t been asked a question...

Building Successful Teams to Address High-Stakes Challenges

Apr 17, 2017 | by George Klemp | Leadership Development
Workplace teams, and how to make them work, is a topic of seemingly endless research and analysis – including a number of high-profile efforts to...

Exceptional Talent: Under the Radar or Over the Top?

Dec 8, 2016 | by George Klemp
John Hendrickson’s recent Cambria white paper, Exceptional Talent: A Different Type of High Potential, describes the qualities of unique individuals whose outsized contributions make them...

Hiring for Diversity: Role of Behavioral Interviewing

Apr 5, 2016 | by George Klemp
Are you sure you know the strategic value of hiring for diversity in your organization?

What Employees Want from Managers

Jan 19, 2016 | by George Klemp | Leadership Development
Almost everyone working in an organization works for a manager. However, the dictionary definition of “manager” (a person who controls the activities of others) is...

How Do We Pinpoint Succession Weak Spots?

Oct 16, 2015 | by George Klemp
Workforce Magazine features Cambria's George Klemp on how to build succession planning into an organization’s strategic plan.

How to Hire the Best People

Jan 23, 2015 | by George Klemp
It’s said that the decision to hire someone is one of the most important decisions a company makes. Much of what has been written on...

The Value of Qualitative Feedback

Dec 1, 2014 | by George Klemp | Leadership Development
A Cambria client who has engaged us to provide coaching to senior executives recently posed a very good and interesting question: “Do you have anything...

Fast Company: George Klemp on War for Talent

Sep 22, 2014 | by George Klemp | Leadership Programs
What if the war for talent ended and your company came up short? Many companies are threatened with just that, despite the dire warnings everywhere...

Rethinking the Role of HR

Sep 9, 2014 | by George Klemp
The future of the HR function is squarely in the crosshairs in a recent series of dueling blog posts at the Harvard Business Review. In...

Don’t Let the Search for a New CEO Drag On

Feb 6, 2014 | by George Klemp
George Klemp writing in Businessweek on the succession planning lessons from Microsoft’s pick of a new CEO this week: Succession planning for key positions is...

Tying Talent Strategy to Employee Training

Aug 9, 2013 | by George Klemp | Cambria
Cambria Partner George Klemp is featured in Training magazine (July/August, 2013) on how best to motivate employees to engage in new training and skills development....

Succession Planning Done Right

Nov 26, 2012 | by George Klemp
Companies use succession planning to identify and develop people inside the organization who could take on senior management roles. While most companies have some form...

Fortune Magazine Prints Cambria Commentary

Nov 17, 2011 | by George Klemp | Leadership Programs
Cambria’s president, George Klemp, was quoted in the November 7th issue of Fortune magazine. George provides commentary on the article “Collins on Chaos,” published in...

Why Assess Internal Leadership Talent

Jun 28, 2011 | by George Klemp
In this white paper, George Klemp describes five scenarios in which a rigorous executive assessment process can help ensure that organizations have the right talent...

Fundamentals of Comprehensive Executive Assessment

Feb 1, 2010 | by George Klemp
The most effective way to reduce the risks of "organ rejection" or the promotion of people beyond their level of competence is a comprehensive, rigorous...

The Nature of Effective Global Leadership

Jul 1, 2007 | by George Klemp | Leadership Programs
Highly effective global leaders, despite their many differences, act in many consistent ways and have certain experiences in common that taught them how to lead....

Getting Competencies Right

Apr 7, 2005 | by George Klemp
Founding partner George Klemp answers common questions and clears up some misconceptions about competencies and competency models.

Emotional Intelligence and Leadership

Jan 21, 2005 | by George Klemp | Leadership Programs
In this article, founding partner George Klemp addresses misconceptions about emotional intelligence and describes what it really means to be an emotionally intelligent leader.

Leadership Competencies: Putting It All Together

Oct 23, 2004 | by George Klemp | Leadership Programs
Research supported by the Corporate Leadership Council identified the common elements among leadership competency models in top global companies, what's missing, and best practices for...

Creating Sustained Behavior Change with 360° Feedback

Jul 14, 2003 | by George Klemp
Real change occurs when the feedback process is managed as a business process in which attention is paid to creating action plans for development and...