Untapped Talent: Unleashing the Power of the Hidden Workforce

Untapped Talent: Unleashing the Power of the Hidden Workforce

Language: English

Pages: 180

ISBN: 1137282223

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

A practical guide packed with examples of organizations that have successfully tapped into the hidden talents of their workforce. Managers will learn to recognize and mine some key, fundamental leadership traits that are essential for a competitive business.
















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percent in a more efficient, effective way. Since the status quo fights against such efforts, the efforts require thoughtful implementation of organized change. In the coming chapters, we’ll look at three specific areas where you as a leader/manager can direct your efforts to mine and refine this untapped talent—by shaping a culture of talent stewardship, veconnect.com - licensed to Deakin Univer by recognizing and developing the soft skills within untapped talent, and .palgra by coaching

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on the right path and work from purpose. This type of vision casting isn’t a microwavable process. It takes time and effort, and sometimes it makes a bit of a mess. Corporate vision statements came into vogue in the 1980s, and orga- nizations around the world invested time and energy carefully crafting the wording that would describe their “ideal future states.” Many of them held off-site retreats and included input from a diagonal slice of the 10.1057/9781137321350 - Untapped Talent, Dani

the wrong path, or, at minimum, a delayed journey. sity Librar Creating and living a vision for identifying, tapping into, and inspir- ing the untapped talent around you begins by removing all your blinders and starting with a clean slate. Incorporate the all-inclusive attitudes and behaviors of the 1980s, and let your imagination fly. See yourself dif- ferently. See your staff working differently. And certainly see how your organization works completely differently. Envision a talent

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