Managers or Supervisors live in the middle of the organizational hierarchy. Sandwiched directly below the Leaders of an
organization who cascade the vision and strategy, and above the Individual Contributors
whom they must ensure execute appropriately. This level of
Management comes with some of the most challenging requirements for the Knowledge, Skills and Attributes (KSA’s) needed to thrive. The KSAs that
allowed one to succeed as an Individual Contributor simply do not work anymore as a Manager. What Roles does a Manager need to focus on fulfilling? What
Practices and Behaviors must a Manager express that delivers success? How can a Manager develop toward increased effectiveness?

We have answered these questions with a framework that is easy to understand, easy to use and born from 100 years of experience in talent management by its authors, and 50 years of research. Practitioners are provided with a reliable resource to select, hire, grow, develop, deploy, promote, give feedback and support teamwork for Managers. Most importantly, KSAM is instantly applicable to Managers across all organizations through the following Talent Tools.

Develop It Yourself (DIY)

DIY is a book that is designed specifically to be the “go to guide” for Managers to develop in the 11 Roles and 30 Practices that increase effectiveness.

KSAM Sort Cards

Practices will vary in importance from organization to organization.Sort cards immerse decision makers into exercises that put the science directly in their hands in order to determine what is most important in the organizational context.

KSAM Placemats

Placemats allow the user to have rapid access to an overview of the KSAM information in easy to access format. Placemats have been designed in several ways to meet your needs and come in both color and black and white versions.

KSAM 360 Assessments

We have developed a comprehensive suite of assessment tools to facilitate Manager development including our 360 assessment to provide well rounded development feedback that fuels performance.

KSAM Hello! Interview Guide

Everyone wants to recruit and hire Managers that add immediate value. However, successfully recruiting and hiring winning Managers is not easy!

KSAM Tally Sheets

Let’s be honest. Your desk can get messy. When engaging with our sort cards exercises, Tally Sheets provide a clean framework for recording the insights that you discover. Tally Sheets allow decision makers to jump from sorting exercises, to analysis, to action planning and come in both:

  • Role Tally Sheets
  • Practice Tally Sheets