Published: 30 June 2014
Analyst(s): Information Risk Research Team
Most managers believe all high-performing employees are high-potential. In fact, high-potential staff must be high-performers, but must also have three core attributes: the ability, engagement, and aspiration to rise to and succeed in more senior positions. Because employees need all three, only 29% of employees in the top quartile of performance are high-potential employees; the remaining 71% fall short in at least one way. Given the scarcity of HIPOs, the gap in leadership potential, and the greater likelihood HIPOs will leave the organization due to their attractiveness in the open market, managers must carefully identify and develop those with potential. This guide provides CISOs and other managers in Information Security the information and tools to evaluate high-performing employees for potential.
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