Verena Frohs


The role of leadership in Talent Development

When discussing talent development HR is commonly mentioned as being in a responsible role. HR has become increasingly important in many organizations as a strategic partner. Some companies have even introduced a "People & Culture" role, emphasizing the creation of an environment where employees can thrive and contribute to the company's success. As the HR role gains more visibility in supporting business, management may have higher expectations on processes, policies & instruments developed by HR. But, what if the HR partners, just because they are so much engaged in their professional role, contributing with sound expertise and specific competencies, unintentionally assume responsibilities that are a very own task of leadership? Based on my long-time experience in HR roles and leadership positions in the automotive industry, I provide examples of HR efforts towards enhancing leadership accountability to support the sustainable development of talent.

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