Professional Service Firm | People

  1. Where would we place ourselves on the following continuum on talent management?
  2. Do we have a “stewardship mindset” – a belief that the firm has a responsibility to develop its people – or a “we own them” organizational mentality?
  3. Do we require that all professionals – from first year recruits to senior partners – devote time to recruitment and talent management?
  4. Is participation in talent management monitored and reported in performance evaluations?
  5. Do we do a good job of strategically analyzing, profiling, and recruiting the people who are a good fit – both culturally and technically – for the organization?
  6. Where would we place ourselves on the following career development scale?


  1. How would you rate your investment in professional training?

  1. Do we have a strong (formal or informal) mentoring program?
  2. How frequent, thorough, and effective is our performance evaluation process?
  3. How do we rate ourselves on diversity?


Test Your Performance on the PSF Leadership Model

To gage your performance on each of the 10 critical areas of management focus, take some time to review and discuss the following series of questions.


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