What Exactly is a “High Potential”?

Organizations will often use labels to such as ‘rising stars”, “fast trackers”, or “high flyers” to classify employees who are seen as promotable to the next one or two levels, or the having the capacity to grow significantly – above and beyond their current role.

The most common label I’ve heard used is “high potential”, or sometimes “Hipo” as an abbreviation.

Read my latest article over at About.com Management and Leadership to find out how to spot a Hipo.