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Powerful Insights to Winning at the Talent Game

This book aims to close the gap and enable people to understand vital criteria necessary to determine leadership potential.

We are experiencing a leadership crisis that derailing business success! We place too many leaders in roles that aren’t a fit. This mistake is a drag on financial results and fuels low morale, turnover, and absenteeism. Yet, we do it over and over, time after time.  Alternatively, organizations that effectively identify high-potential talent are likely to financially outperform those that do not do this work by a factor of 4.2 to 1, not to mention all the other positive impacts! Most organizations do not have an effective and consistent framework to help galvanize decision makers around leadership potential. Leadership potential is treated as an imprecise art and inconsistently applied.  The amount and type of variation that exists in how people think about determining leadership potential is both shocking and a major hindrance to having a pipeline of strong leaders.

It’s time to get rigorous about talent.

 We need to be better…and with the insights in this book, we can do better.  Insights from thought leader research, our own research, including a study with 50+ CEOs, are peppered throughout the book. Applying these insights and strategies from Determining Leadership Potential enables decision makers to be game changers for our business!

Who benefits from this book?

CEOs, Leaders and Board of Directors


This book is a powerful tool for those who carry the responsibility for assessing and selecting leaders


HR Professionals


This book is a great resource for HR professionals who wish to understand the drivers that result in increased success in determining leaders for the future. 


High-potential Individual Contributors


This book provides insight for individuals who wish to understand what leaders should be looking for as they assess the leadership potential in others

The book we have needed for decades!  For the past 37 years I have worked with organizations around the world on leadership and I am so excited by the research and recommendations in this book.  Companies, associations, and communities NEED better leaders and this book provides both the reason and the blueprint.  Kim has distilled the concept of leadership into a tangible set of attributes that empower organizations to be intentional in their organizational development.  If we are to chart a path forward that delivers on our collective promise, it will be through the methodology identified and articulated by Kim Janson.

- Dave Mitchell President, the Leadership Difference, Inc. Author of The Power of Understanding People

Praise for Determining Leadership Potential

About The Authors

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Dr. Kimberly Janson, Ph.D

President and CEO of Janson Associates, a firm dedicated to “unleashing people’s potential globally.”

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Melody Rawlings

Northcentral University’s Director of the Center for the Advancement of Virtual Organizations (CAVO).

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