Whenever I come across a popular management model or tool, I find myself googling “Problems with model x.”
Call me a contrarian, but I prefer to think that I’m simply doing my due diligence to make sure I understand the tool’s implications.
There’s a popular tool that organizations use to assess leadership talent. It rates people on two dimensions: Performance and potential.
Seems reasonable, until you give it some more thought. Here’s one man’s opinion about 9 problems with the McKinsey 9-box talent grid.