The world is changing faster than ever in our history. Our best hope for the future is to develop a new paradigm of human capacity to meet a new era of human existence. We need to evolve a new appreciation of the importance of nurturing human talent along with an understanding of how talent expresses itself differently in every individual. We need to create environment where every person is inspired to grow creatively, to challenge their preconceived notion of identity and to ensure that they remain in ‘flow’ in order to make their dreams real.
The human capabilities that contribute to competitive success can be arrayed in a hierarchy. At the bottom is obedience – an ability to take direction and follow rules. This is the baseline. Next up the ladder is diligence. Dilligent employees are accountable. They don’t take shortcuts. They are conscientious and well organised. Knowledge and intellect are on the next step. Most companies work hard to hire intellectually gifted employees. They value smart people who are eager to improve their skills and willing to borrow best practice from others
This is often where the talent management stops.
We need a new talent model. One that is equipped to take on disruption.
We need employees who are aligned to PURPOSE and display initiative. People with initiative don’t wait to be asked and don’t wait to be told. They seek out new challenges and are always searching for new ways to add value. Higher still lies the gift of CREATIVITY. Creative people are inquisitive and irrepressible. They’re not afraid of saying stupid things. And finally, at the top, lies PASSION. Passion can make people do stupid things, but it’s the secret sauce that turns intent into accomplishment. People with passion climb over others and refuse to give up. Passion is contagious and turns one person crusades into mass movements.
We need to make sure that all people have the chance to do what they should be doing, to discover the Freedom within themselves and in their own way. It is my desire to bring these stories to life, to break existing paradigms via our tools and to inspire you to ‘dare, design and do’. To make the best of ourselves and of each other, we urgently need to embrace a richer conception of human capacity. We need to embrace our own sense of Freedom. A personal revolution is awaiting!