They are often recognized by higher IQ which means that they can manage complex tasks often growing bigger. Handling change is another element. Who can perform outside of their comfort zone and dealing with tasks that are new? Challenges that they might know something about but not intimately. But also managing market changes that are more than normal. Such as now. Disruptive markets needs new thinking and high potentials can make the difference.
Ability to learn new things are a typical potential identifier, but also engagement and passion for the job itself.
Of course leading others without having to harm or inflict fear is also a typical high potential sign. Meaning a modern manager who knows how to inspire, motivate, direct through delegation and of course is good at networking.
North Consultants insource high potent candidates to assist our clients fulfill their projects. Ask us if and when you need the best of the pack to help reach your goals. They are out there, we know how to find and retain them.