Inventive Talent Survey™ of Board Effectiveness

Gain actionable insight into your Board’s strengths and developmental opportunities with the Inventive Talent Survey™ of Board Effectiveness. This is a pain-free and cost-effective assessment process. The research-based assessment is administered to all Directors and yields information about three key factors that predict Board effectiveness.

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Talent Management Strategy

Inventive Talent offers specialized expertise and a breadth of research-based tools and services to help leaders craft a robust talent management strategy that’s tightly integrated with and supportive of the business strategy. Our two-day Talent Management Strategy workshop results in concrete actions aligned with your business strategy that addresses talent acquisition, performance management, leadership development, employee engagement, and succession planni.... Learn More »

High Potential Leadership Development

All talent is valuable, but all talent is not created equal. High potentials not only deserve extra attention, they require it. They must be developed differently, engaged differently, and deployed differently. Inventive Talent can assist organizations in application of research-based assessments of learning agility and with the design and facilitation of programs for hi-pos and also for hi-professionals, fast-track experts destined for leadership roles.

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Learning Agility Assessments and Coaching

Learning Agility is the ability and willingness to learn from experience and to then apply that learning to perform successfully in new situations. It is the single most accurate indicator known to predict the success of someone moving into a new role or into challenging new performance conditions. Learning agility increases in importance as leaders take on expanded roles and manage multiple functions and is especially important for leaders faced with ambiguity,.... Learn More »

Talent Management Through the Lens of Neuroscience

The Neuroscience in Talent Management Workshop is coming to a location near you. Participants will gain insights into practical applications of neuroscience to accelerated leadership development, learning agility, design of developmental roles, and succession planning.

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    Lessons From a CEO’s Journal

    How can you ensure your company lands the top talent—and capitalizes on it? Just ask a veteran CEO. Lessons from a CEO’s Journal: Leading Talent and Innovation looks at the management of talent from the vantage of a fictional retired entrepreneur/CEO. It offers leaders an unprecedented, entertaining guide to getting the best workforce and getting the best out of them.

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    I met Kim during one of my training trips to the US and was very impressed by his care and professionalism – the relationship started months before our session with exchanges of emails and pre-course readings and on the day of the session itself, Kim ensured that my needs as a learner were met by not rigidly sticking to a pre-set agenda. He answered all my questions thoroughly and even dealt with topics (e.g., Identification of High Potentials) which were not part of the initial plan but were issues that I needed to explore at that point in time. Needless to say that Kim has in the process become a friend I know I can count on for any personal support or organisational intervention in the future.

    Rajendra Patil Hunma,

    General Manager of HR Currimjee (Mauritius, Indian Ocean)

    Kim is an expert in talent development, with a long-term interest in the linkages between strategy and strategic talent management. While he has great depth in his knowledge of a broad base of research, he is also extremely practical, and is very focused on helping businesses and individuals apply best practices in useful ways.  Kim can often help me think through a challenge I’m facing, add new information and context, and provide great advice on next steps. He is a trusted advisor.

    Kathy Spinelli,

    Vice President of Talent Management and Total Rewards Herman Miller

    Kim Ruyle makes the complex initiative of assessing talent and building a talent pipeline easy to understand. His common sense, straight-up recommendations do not sugar coat the difficult challenges that we all face in this most important work of identifying and developing talent. His work has helped us build a process that is yielding great results.

    Dennis Rohrs,

    HR Director Fort Wayne Metals

    One of the most gratifying things in my career is to find people and resources can rely on and who really know their stuff.  Kim Ruyle is a one of those people! His practical, practiced and experienced-based approach to teaching, training and HR development planning, make learning easy and fun.

    Annemarie Cioe,

    HR Director ATC Aerospace

    Working with Kim over the past several years has truly allowed us to drive our people initiatives related to Talent Acquisition and Talent Development to the next level. The insights and perspective he’s been able share with me and the global HR team has been invaluable. With Kim’s help, we’ve been able to build new global HR capabilities, reduce our attrition, and transform the organization to a company that genuinely believes in developing and investing in its people. Kim has been a great colleague, mentor, and friend who has really helped to build value for our organization.

    Charles Hughley,

    General Manager – Talent Management Johnson Electric Group

    Kim Ruyle from Inventive Talent is one of my favorite consultants to work with. Frankly he is more than a consultant, he is like a coach for your Talent Management programs. Very knowledgeable in many areas with impressive breadth and depth of subject matter expertise. I value that he gets to know your business and culture well enough for him to provide valued solutions. I highly recommend working with him.

    Neil Lenane,

    Business Leader – Talent Management and Recruiting Progressive Insurance