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I-O Practice in Action: Solving the Leadership Potential Identification Challenge in Organizations

  • Rob Silzer (a1), Allan H. Church (a2), Christopher T. Rotolo (a2) and John C. Scott (a3)

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In 2008, we saw an emerging business need to accurately identify and develop individuals early in their careers who have the potential to be effective leaders in later organizational positions. We decided early on to take a comprehensive and systematic approach to the challenge in order to build effective solutions with real organizational impact that are sustainable over time. We knew that this was a complex problem and that there was little agreement in industrial–organizational (I-O) psychology on how to approach this critical business need and what approaches would be most effective. Since then, we moved through the following process stages to arrive at effective solutions that are now being used in numerous organizations.

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Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Rob Silzer, HR Assessment & Development, Inc., 14 West 11th Street, New York, NY 10011. E-mail: robsilzer@prodigy.net

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