Talent Strategy Articles
Learn How Otter Tail and Polaris Drive Business Transformation
MDA supports organizations with business transformation by aligning their business and talent strategy and leveraging best practice solutions. Read this Twin Cities Business article to learn how we supported Otter Tail Corporation and Polaris Inc. with this important work, leading to extraordinary growth and success for both organizations.Read Article
Is Your Organization Ready to Succeed in Today’s Era? How to Build a Future-Fit Executive Team
Becoming a future-fit organization doesn’t happen overnight, however. It takes a dedicated talent strategy to develop future-fit leaders capable of creating and sustaining long-lasting, positive business results.Read Article
Taking the Long View: Developing Future Fit Leaders
There are five leading-edge workplace trends that are driving explosive changes in the ways we connect, work, learn, and lead. Jim Laughlin presents MDA’s speculative Future Fit Leader model that leverages these trends along with futurist’s forecasts, research reports, and competency-based analysis, plus dialogue and insights from MDA’s leadership development experts and executive coaches.Read Article
Leading Organizational Transformation: The View from the Top
As companies of all types and sizes are battered by the waves of changing technology, customer demands, and threats from potential disruptors, how can executives successfully transform their organizations? Organizational transformation can be daunting, but readily attainable, through strong leadership and solid change management practices, according to a panel of highly respected CEOs. Learn their seven organizational and personal success factors here.Read Article
The Future Fit Organization: Transforming Through Disruption
This article is based on a presentation delivered at the Human Resources Leadership Forum on February 6, 2020. It was written the following week, before COVID-19 accelerated into a global crisis. We are now in the midst of the fifth pandemic in 20 years, and the most far-reaching. There were just three pandemics in the prior 100 years. While organizations must understandably act as “first responders” and address the acute effects of the present crisis, it is imperative that they turn as quickly as possible to developing the capabilities for a future world of work marked by disruptions.Read Article
The Bigger Picture for Strategic HR: Strengthening the Talent Ecosystem
Like great works of art, the best presentations challenge our perspectives and belief systems, create a healthy level of discomfort, push us to imagine bold alternatives, and enable us to see familiar things in fresh ways.Read Article
We Can’t Look Away–Our Interwoven Reality
We know that leadership matters and this article kicks off a series that speaks to how MDA is striving to do the work necessary to ensure that we equip ourselves and those we work with to lead from the seat they are in within their context. The first article chronicles MDA’s ongoing journey into our own individual and collective cultural awakening and deep dive into issues of institutional racism, equity, inclusion, diversity, and justice.Read Article
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