A manager's fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants approach to talent issues can leave you screaming “Serenity Now!”

Is manager guesswork holding back your talent management efforts?

Take this quiz to find out!
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A talented employee whom your organization was grooming for a management position announces his resignation. The person’s manager is concerned that this is a sign of a bigger retention problem. The manager says:




 
A sales director with above average performance tells her manager that another firm has offered her a position with a 10% salary increase. The manager:


 
Your company needs to hire a new project team lead -- fast. After having an initial discussion about requirements, the hiring manager sends you this email:




 
Your organization is looking for candidates to join its high potential program -- designed to rapidly improve the skills of the best people. The manager:


 
A director has been promoted, leaving an open slot for a new director. The manager who is responsible for making the decision on how this position should be replaced asks:




 
The annual changes in salary put forward by the manager look like this:


Your Manager’s Score: Reactive Hypothesizer

This is a go-with-your-gut kind of decision maker!

Only problem? Sometimes a person’s first reaction may be based on misperception or bias. The key is to help this manager move beyond intuition-only decision making.

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Your Manager’s Score: Casual Analyzer

Almost there! This manager understands the repercussion of people decisions, and shows some signs of analytical thinking. The key here is to move beyond intuition-only decision making on a more regular basis.

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Your Manager’s Score: Analytical Guru

Way to rock the data analysis! Instead of jumping to conclusions, this gem of a leader takes a step back and engages in more analytical thinking, seeking the most relevant information to address the problem at hand.

Lucky you!

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