TALENT Re:Defined

Understand how high-performing talent adapts & functions in a changing world.

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We live in a world that is changing rapidly. The things that worked in the past and made us successful may no longer work anymore.

A key factor of talented individuals is that they always manage to elicit high-performance in whatever context they find themselves.  This context is changing rapidly. Talent is being redefined.
This framework looks at six areas where high-performing talent functions in new, more effective ways – ultimately –  how they distinguish themselves. Each point has simple self-test to raise personal awareness and application of the framework.

The six areas for for TALENT Re-Defined are:

T – Tolerance of Difference

We live in a world where the global village has shrunk boundaries and we are forming new types of communities. We have new tribes developing and different ways for creating relationships.

A – Adaptability

In a world where the rate of change is accelerating on a consistent basis high-performing individuals are never overwhelmed by change. Talent is able to make the changes needed to adapt, succeed and thrive.

L – Lifelong Learning

Longevity is one of the leading trends in our changing world – we will all be living progressively longer. One of the implications is that we will be working for longer too. High-performing talented individuals know that the value of what they know erodes over time. They take charge of their learning and development and spend a lifetime continually learning.

E – Experiment & Failure

High-performing people are innovators. They innovate effectively by having a tolerance for risk and an acceptance of failure as part of the process of eventually getting things right. They do however know that if something fails it must fail quickly and cheaply, and they learn lessons through this process.

N – Networked

Success is not a solo endeavour. Talent today use online and offline tools to build effective and extended networks of other talented individuals who will help them achieve their goals. They also freely share their skills with their network as they understand that the power of networks lie in the collaboration unlocked through them.

T – Temporary

The nature of our changing world leads to very little being permanent. High-performing talented individuals hold things lightly. There are few things that are not up for review, or discussion, if better alternatives are offered. This makes high-performers surfers of change who are abel to ride the currents of the changing world, not just steel themselves against its barrage.
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Business Take-out

  • Understand that past successes are not the basis of current and future relevance
  • Understand six areas where you need to rethink your historical perspectives
  • Be able to identify and assess your ability to function as high-performing talent today
  • Be able to manage, lead, and work effectively in the changing world of work
  • Connect more effectively with high-performers whether as leader, manager, or peer

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