Por Guillermo Ceballos Serra
How many management level vacancies are filled internally? What percentage of executive-level vacancies is filled by internal candidates? Actually this is an incomplete indicator. More interesting would ask: How many or what percentage of these internal hedges, could qualify as successful after a year in position?
Sometimes are the same employees or executives who exclude themselves from appraisals or development activities for talent identification, when they are free to do so, simply for fear of exposing to the organization and be "naked" in front of his / her colleagues.
Some organizations, as I said, lack a development plan or put people in positions for which they lack the relevant skills, so that they spoil their track record which could have been very successful. Executives are lost when exposed to levels of incompetence. In particular, this happens in organizations that create models of development based on the premises "up or out", and self-cannibalize, since as they do not become good managers, organizations lose good supervisors.
Those companies of significant size and continuous growth can take another model, as they always need a good supervisor even if they have recently failed in a management position.
Currently leaders and future ones required that we can imagine today, are more empathetic, creative and inspiring than possessor of strong technical skills. We do not value leaders for what they know but what they are able to make us do. We do not underestimate technical skills, whatever they are, are very much needed in our paths, but not the only nor the more necessary ones at the highest levels.