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Your conversations about talent are likely too small. Most managers and HR leaders I interact with talk about talent exclusively on the individual level. Everyone is fighting the so-called “war for talent.” And while engaging and retaining talented individuals certainly matters, we do not do work as individuals. More and more work, decision-making, and problem solving is being done by teams. Does your organization know how to create better, more […]

Categories: Authenticity, talent, Teams

Jason- I do not think that I am up to the challenge. I was never trying to drive a semantic debate regarding talent.  My point was that I continue to encounter people and speakers and authors ranting and raving about the importance of talent that cannot actually define it in a way that makes any real sense or is actionable.  The same is true of organizational culture, engagement, innovation and […]

Jason- Thanks for your thoughts on talent…I am not going to skewer you and I do not think that you need to put your helmet on.  I am also perfectly fine if we do not come up with something that is directly measurable…I am just interested in a framework for understanding talent that is logically sound and easily understood. You define talent as:  the potential to develop a remarkable ability. […]

Categories: anarchy, Behavior, future, Joe, talent

I tend to be a little bit backwards. If people are scratchy about any part of our brand it is generally around the whole “anarchy” thing.  Anarchy seems to be threatening or at least confusing to some folks, especially HR folks.  Being backwards…anarchy makes complete sense to me, but I struggle with the idea of talent.  One of the reasons that I have not brought much to this blog lately […]

Nice post man, good topic.  Also some really good comments, and there has been some interesting conversation around culture fit related to the removal of Jack Griffin at Time Warner. I usually find the cultural fit conversation to be pretty humorous.  In my experience, it seems that the people using it as a reason to not hire someone are also the people least capable of actually describing the aforementioned culture […]