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Your Potential Model is Wrong (or at least not right)
The ability to accurately predict potential is the Holy Grail of Human Resources – long rumored, never found. So it’s curious that Human Resource consulting firms have recently put their sales and marketing teams in overdrive to convince you that they’ve identified the genuine item. Their claims raise four very large “red flags” for anyone who needs to accurately identify high potential leaders.
Red Flag #1:There's no conclusive science about what predicts potential
Red Flag #2:There are multiple models that are each marketed as being correct
Red Flag #3: The most popular potential models have a very large component of performance drivers in them, so it's challenging to see what actually predicts potential
Red Flag #4:The most popular potential models assume that they apply equally well in every situation. The science of Person-Environment fit says that's not true.