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Most pleased to see you resurrect this topic you first opened just over five years ago, Ann. There has been little research into the identification and development of what I call "catalytic agents," the people who make their peers shine without calling attention to themselves. Let's change that, shall we?


Thinking the landscape has changed in 5 years, in terms of the headway that analytics are making into HR. Hopefully the time is ripe for movement in this direction, now that the sports world has once again taken the lead!

Great post Ann! Why do you think that many business managers ignore, as Mr. Brennan called them "catalytic agents", within their own teams? Is it possible that business leaders in lower management have difficulty quantifying this principle within their teams, and so it is left by the way side in many organizations?

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    Compensation consultant Ann Bares is the Managing Partner of Altura Consulting Group. Ann has more than 20 years of experience consulting with organizations in the areas of compensation and performance management.

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