Talent Management Gone Wrong

castle_in_cloud_400_clr_13933Once upon a time, there was a young man who was searching for a career.  Like many young people, his early jobs took him on a circuitous route, and ultimately landed him in the field of telecommunications.   He lucked into an entry level position in a Fortune 100 organization and learned the ropes. Twenty years later, he is still at that organization, now managing other eager young people.

Three years ago, his boss told him, as part of his performance review, that he was a “high potential” and placed him into an organizational leadership development program to prepare him for the time that he would become a Director, and enter the executive ranks. (more…)