June 25, 2010

Coaching Corporate MVPs

Butteriss defines corporate MVPs as the employees in any company who contribute the most to its value. They are highly motivated, aware of their strengths and failures, eager to learn, and hungry for feedback and results from their actions. Although they are only 5%-10% of any organization, managing these employees and providing sufficient developmental opportunities for them can be a challenge. Many organizations approach this by developing one-on-one coaching relationships between senior employees or external mentors and their MVPs. Butteriss also describes partnerships between direct supervisors and human resources departments to line up "stretch" assignments that allow these employees to develop and grow, while providing them with ways to see their impact to their organizations and move up the career ladder. An appendix of assessment tools is included here to help identify MVPs within an organization as well as to help them become more aware of their leadership, communication, and personality styles.

This book can be found in HECSA Library:

Coaching Corporate MVPs: Challenging and Developing High-Potential Employees
Margaret Butteriss
HF 5549.5 .C53 B88 2008