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What Is Succession Planning and Why Do It?

Succession planning is essentially workforce planning targeted at a defined set of key positions. It is a future-focused process for developing a pool of talented employees to fill leadership roles in an organization and is a tool for managing human resources strategically. This blog will outline how succession planning can be done using a six-step…

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Using Agile to Lead Artificial Intelligence Change

We are at the dawn of a new era in digital transformation – also called the 4th industrial revolution. McKinsey Global Institute estimated that an additional $13 trillion could be added to global GDP by 2030 from today through digitization, automation, and artificial intelligence (AI), as these technologies continue to create major new opportunities and…

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The River at Thirty

As we celebrate FMP’s 30th Anniversary, we’re sharing a number of different blog posts that reflect on our work, culture, and history. In this special post, Tim Barnhart, the founder of FMP, shares his perspective on FMP, past and present.  I live in the Shenandoah Valley, with its beautiful, meandering river. Several decades ago, I studied philosophy. When I began to pull my thoughts together about…

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Leading Others Through Change

In Part 1 of our change blog, we walked through how individuals react to and deal with change and provided techniques for recognizing resistance to change in yourself and others. Now that you’ve reflected on how change is internalized, we are going to dive into creating a workplace culture and environment for positive change. Supervisors…

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Creating the Mentorship Program You Want to See in the World

This month’s truism is be the change you want to see in the world, focusing on leadership strategies. So, who is a leader? A leader is anyone with a lasting ability to influence. As we have learned in our blog earlier this month, transformational leaders motivate followers by articulating a compelling vision, serving as role…

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How to Grow High Potentials

To finish off our conversations on high potentials, we wanted to cover how an organization can grow high potentials within their existing staff. Good news, there has been a recent shift with organizations spending more of their training budget on executive and supervisory level leadership, and employees are eager to learn more and develop in…

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Simple Strategies for Cultivating a Learning Culture

Building a Learning Culture  In the first post in this series from FMP’s Learning and Development Center of Excellence, we presented practical ways to Create a Learning Strategy. When establishing an organizational learning strategy, it’s important to assess the big picture and align the strategy with the organization’s mission. For example, consider the organization’s needs….

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