The Talent Development Hot Seat
11: Resurrecting Talent Development and Building a Manager Bootcamp with Dannielle Yates of the Standard
Dannielle is is a Leadership Development program manager at The Standard, an insurance and financial services company headquartered in Portland, Oregon.
Dannielle has a masters from Antioch University and strong experience in organization and leadership development, learning and development and strategic communications. She has worked in the insurance and financial services industry over 11 years and the technology sector for nearly two decades.
Dannielle is also a certified Life-Cycle Celebrant and former Peace Corps volunteer. She lives in Tualatin, OR with her husband. And most importantly, they have three grown sons, two daughters-in-law and one grandchild with a second due soon.
Highlights from the interview include:
- Why working in a high tech startup was the best leadership development experience Dannielle has ever had
- Learning truly has to be on the job and get you out of your comfort zone to grow
- The experience of moving from high tech to insurance
- Working in tech was like hanging by her fingernails and loving every minute of it
- Dannielle’s greatest accomplishment at The Standard - resurrecting leadership development and building a manager bootcamp
- The importance of putting business leaders in front of the room to lead programs
- Importance of involving managers to help them reinforce learning
- Measuring the impact of successful talent programs
- The culture change initiative that Dannielle has been a part of with regards to performance reviews
- The importance of tying talent development back to company strategy
- People join a company but leave a manager
- Dannielle’s biggest mistake: developing a workshop and not dedicating enough time
- Bringing role players into middle manager program
- The challenge of applying the coaching practice to running the business
- The higher up people go, the less feedback they get
- How to stay on top of trends and learn from others in the industry
- Advice for talent development professionals: promote yourself
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