Talent Wars Are Won by Talent Leaders

There’s often a lot of talk about the “talent wars”, with concomitant analysis, effort, strategies and expenditure to buy the “best talent”.

For your business and your people, however, you should think less about warring for talent and more about being the kind of leader that opens up talent. Talented leaders know how to bring out the latent gifts and talents of all their people. They also attract talent to them – great people want to work for people who help them to be even better. You can hire the most talented people on the planet and still get below the bar performance because you disable, discourage and disorient them.

So, instead of whining that you need better people, take a good, hard look at yourself and your leaders: Do you and your leaders bring out the best with those and the resources they already have? Is there untapped potential in your current people? Because that’s where the “war” will really be won.

Question: How do you bring out the talents of your people? Leave a comment below.
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The Pokémon Chase That’s Killing Your Success

The latest Pokémon craze should get us all concerned about performance

I‘ve seen them and you’ve probably already seen them if you live in the US, Australia or NZ – gangs of youths (and adults) who would otherwise be happily and sometimes lazily ensconced in their homes or offices walking about, head up high, with phone held equally high in front of their faces, searching for Pokémons on the streets. (Is the plural of Pokémon the same as the singular?)

The question is: “How much does your performance look like a Pokémon Go user?”

These poor guys in my home city were even intercepted by police because of their Pokemon obsession
These poor guys in my home city were even intercepted by police because of their Pokemon obsession

In just over a week, the Pokémon Go app has added over US$9 billion to Nintendo share value, not to mention what is rising to $2 million a day in in-app purchases. It’s about to eclipse Twitter in number of worldwide users, based on release in just a few countries, and is the hottest thing out there. Taylor Swift is probably writing a song about breaking up with her Pokémon as I write.

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Executive Coaching That Rocks

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Renew Your Leadership Team To Create Results

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Time to Win the Race for Your Vision

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The challenges face not just W.A., but enterprises around the world. Contact us if you want to build unique high performance strategy for yourself and your vision.

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Don’t Quit Before the Finish Line

You see it happen about 1 minute in: Heather Dorniden is in the lead, running a 600-meter (sic – US spelling) race, when she falls down flat on her face.

HEATHER DORNIDEN

No one would blame her for not getting up. It’s humiliating and painful. And who’d have a hope of catching up with seasoned runners?

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Knowing Me, Knowing You: The Real Force Behind Leadership

Knowing Yourself is Only Part of the Leadership Equation

Many leadership development courses begin with the maxim, “Know Thyself”. The assumption is that by truly understanding yourself, then you can, in Shakespeare’s words, “To thine own self be true”. That will then guide your success in leadership. It’s the philosophy behind such models as Authentic Leadership and others.

Knowing Yourself

But there’s a distinct problem with this directive as the primary foundation of leadership: Leadership is about achieving a purpose. And knowing yourself is actually subordinate to knowing that purpose.

Knowing Yourself is Only Valuable If You Know Where You Want to Go #leadership Click To Tweet

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Conductive Education Charity Dinner

When she was little, my youngest daughter had the benefit of attending special education classes with the Conductive Education Centre here in Perth. They are holding their annual charity dinner at the end of May.

Conductive Education Charity Dinner

Conductive Education Therapy is a unique integrative therapy and educational program that helps all kinds of kids with cerebral palsy and other motor disabilities early in their development. Our daughter, Alyssa, benefited greatly from the treatments there, in conjunction with the many other providers, therapists and other programs that she’s been involved with over the years.

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Watch My Blab Interview on Leadership

Well, I’ve finally done it. I’ve Blabbed about leadership with Jo Saunders at Wildfire Social Marketing. Here’s the correct link.

Blab Interview

We survived the session, tech hitches and all. It was a fun little experiment that I’d be happy to repeat again.

Let me know in the comments below if you’d like to join in a Blab. Request any leadership topics (or otherwise) you would like to discuss.

Peter J. McLean

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