There are certain employees in every organization who rise to the top. Most managers identify these candidates as “high potentials,” employees with skills that can be further developed and refined so they can eventually advance to leadership roles and excel.

Investing in promising employees pays off for both the organization and the candidates. But cultivating tomorrow’s leaders requires a specific kind of training program. Finding the right method may sound like a daunting task, but you don’t have to go it alone. Tap into the expertise of world-class leadership coaches who can help you customize and activate a seamless system for training and hiring from within.

Linda Hill | World-renowned Expert on Leadership and Diversity-Driven Innovation; Award-winning Co-author of Bestseller “Collective Genius;” Co-founder, Paradox Strategies Leadership Advisory Firm; Chair of the Leadership Initiative and Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Stern Speakers represents several globally recognized executive educators, each of whom have a unique approach to grooming high potentials. Read on to find out which of these top-tier coaches may be the best fit for your organization.

Meet the Thought Leaders Who Can Help You Position Your High Potentials for Success

Renowned Harvard Business School Professor Linda Hill – one of the world’s leading experts on managing and grooming high potentials – covers every aspect of being the boss in her highly praised workshops. Author of four groundbreaking books, she is a sought-after advisor whose work drives innovation at major corporations. In “Becoming a Manager: How New Managers Master the Challenges of Leadership,” she illuminates the psychological adjustments new managers have to make and what it takes to succeed in a new role. Have Linda help you develop a customized approach to identifying and retaining your high potentials.

Team-focused leadership is at the core of INSEAD Professor Mark Mortensen’s high potentials program, “Developing Emerging Leaders.” An expert on organizational design who has been studying remote and hybrid work for more than 20 years, he teaches leaders and teams how to successfully collaborate and innovate across distances – skills of significant value in today’s shifting workspaces. If you are grappling with decisions around a return to the office, Mark can help you sort through the issues and create a plan that works for everyone.

Jennifer Petriglieri, Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD, conducts a popular workshop, “Shaping Great Leaders and Accelerating High Potentials.” Author of “Couples That Work” (2020), Petriglieri’s humanistic approach to cultivating strong leaders who excel at achieving a work-life balance consistently gets high marks. She can help your organization create an environment of psychological safety, which is key right now as managers work with employees to flesh out a new workplace model.

Drawing on more than a century’s worth of research, Steven Kotler – New York Times bestselling author of 11 books including “The Art of Impossible,” and a foremost authority on generating peak organizational and individual performance – teaches people how to leverage “flow” to improve productivity, motivation, creativity and decision-making processes. To date, Kotler and his team have trained more than 250,000 people, among them Olympians, Navy SEALs and employees at all levels of corporations, including Google, Deloitte and Microsoft. His proven methodologies can help you motivate and accelerate the growth of your future leaders.

Ready to Activate Your High Potentials?

If your organization is exploring high potentials programs and you’d like to learn more about the renowned executive educators we represent and how they can help, contact us. We’d be happy to work with you and our talented clients to custom create an advisory engagement and/or training program that uniquely meets the needs of your organization.