It's 2008: Do You Know Where Your Talent Is? - Connecting People to What Matters
Whether you're a CEO or machine operator, work is getting faster and more complex. Few jobs can be accomplished in isolation, and technical mastery of a job is not necessarily a ticket to results. Jobs increasingly require cognitive and analytical capability, personal skills, political savvy, influence and persuasion, delegation, adaptability, and cultural know-how. For leaders, the list also includes the ability to inspire talent, think strategically, and manage amidst paradox and uncertainty.
Such capabilities tend to evolve through experience, outside the physical or virtual classroom. It is estimated that over 70 percent of what people know about their job is learned through everyday interactions with their colleagues. People learn when they acquire, interpret, and apply knowledge around real-life issues in the context of their jobs. They learn when they stretch beyond their comfort zones. And they learn when they take the time and space to question and reflect on their experiences