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I am Talent - The X Factor of Talent


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To empower people to optimise their career and their potential by understanding what organisations are looking for and how to build your talent brand and capability to achieve success
• What are the drivers in the world of work? What are your options to create value?
• How can you find out who you are, what you want and how to optimise your personal effectiveness for a fulfilling life?
• What are organisations looking for when they search for talent?
• How can you build your distinctive value and personal brand?
• How can you maximise your performance?
• How can you fast-track your development?
• How can you make the best career choices and make the most of transitions?

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I am Talent - The X Factor of Talent

  1. 1. The X Factor of Talent Optimize your potential and achieve your personal and life aspirations Debbie Craig – June 2012
  2. 2. Catalysts in creating high performance, high engagement organisations through developing leaders, building capacity, and leveraging talent Experienced team 2
  5. 5. “Be the best you can be” 5
  6. 6. Do I know how organisations identify talent? How do I differentiate myself? How do I optimise my performance? How to I accelerate my development? How can I make the best career choices? How do I be the best I can be? 6
  7. 7. The changing world of work Drivers of success 7
  8. 8. The Five Factors That Will Define The Extreme Future Source: James Canton, The Extreme Future, 2007 Speed Complexity Risk Change Surprise 8
  9. 9. Leaner, flatter structures Knowledge workers Changing World Of Work 9
  10. 10. The world of me My talent, abilities, preferences and options 10
  11. 11. Who I am What I want What do I have What is my purpose What do I value Aspects Of The World Of Me Whole person 11
  12. 12. Your Own Personal Goals And Dreams 12
  13. 13. Victim To Victor – Changing To Get Results CHOICE = RESPOND = VICTOR (response-able, learn, adapt, grow) NO CHOICE = REACT = VICTIM (moan, defend, blame, complain) Personal Power VICTOR (powerful) VICTIM (powerless) 13
  14. 14. “No prizes in predicting rain……. prizes only in building arks” Jane Hofmeyer The Noah Principle 14
  15. 15. Attitude “There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.” W. Clement Stone 15
  16. 16. Purpose Mind Emotions Body Managing The Four Intelligences Aligned purpose and values Defined personal and work goals Meaningful work Making a difference Abundance consciousness Clear WIIFM Positive thinking Positive attitude - optimism Self-belief Strategic thinking Effective planning and time management Creativity Problem solving Emotional intelligence Trust Openness Resilience Patience and tolerance Balance Self awareness Breathing Sleep Exercise Diet Water Managing stress Energy 16
  17. 17. What organisations are looking for How organisations are identifying and managing talent 17
  18. 18. - 18 - Talent Management Defined The right people, in the right jobs, at the right time, doing the right things to produce results 18
  19. 19. Identification Tools Integrated Leadership Pipeline And 9 Box Matrix # 6 # 4 Manage Group Manage Enterprise Manage Operation Manage Function Manage Self Professional Manage Others (Specialist) Manage Self Operational # 2 Manage Managers Manage Others (Operational) Manage Self Technical # 1 # 3 # 5 Manage Self Expert Underperformer High FlyersKey Players Potential GrowthMasteryTurn Coetzee, Hishaam Not yet full (1/2) Full (3) Exceptional (4) 19
  20. 20. Defining Potential – Evidence Of? ABILITY Mental/cognitive ability Emotional intelligence Technical/functional skills, Interpersonal skills, ability to stretch and progress quickly TRACK RECORD Consistent history of good to exceptional performance and results Good relationships and reputation BEHAVIOUR Leadership behaviour Team player Relationship builder Contributor Values alignment Positive Attitude ASPIRATION Desire for advancement, influence, financial rewards Work-life balance Overall job satisfaction ENGAGEMENT Emotional commitment Rational commitment Intent to stay ATTRIBUTES Innate characteristics Energy, drive, passion Curiosity, willingness to learn & change, Resilience 20
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  22. 22. How do I differentiate myself? Building my distinctive brand in a competitive work environment 22
  23. 23. Images Of Self – How Would I Draw Myself? 23
  24. 24. Auditions For Fame – Talent Spotting! 24
  25. 25. ‘Regardless of age, regardless of position, regardless of the business we happen to be in, all of us need to understand the importance of branding. We are CEOs of our own companies: Me Inc. To be in business today, our most important job is to be head marketer for the brand called You.’ Tom Peters Personal brand 25
  26. 26. Character Track record Potential Reliability Capability Risk Personal brand 26
  27. 27. My performance and development Optimising my learning, performance and results 27
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  29. 29. Factors influencing performance Me The organization Environment My team 29
  30. 30. Changing Behavior To Change Results Only if you change your approach, can you change your results Feedback is the breakfast of champions!! Who is your coach? 30
  31. 31. Meta-competencies – core abilities Critical success characteristics that make a difference 31
  32. 32. Awareness Authenticity Courage Decisiveness Energy Drive Resilience Humility Qualities for success Integrity 32
  33. 33. Being Ordinary Won’t Change The World …. 33
  34. 34. Career choices and transitions The biggest mistake that you can make is to believe that you are working for somebody else. The driving force of a career must come from the individual. Remember, jobs are owned by the company. You own your career. – Earl Nightingale 34
  35. 35. Aspects Of Career Choices And Transitions 35
  36. 36. Mapping My Journey Life’s timeline – your significant events and defining moments become your “armoury” for life’s battles…. Birth School Finish school First Job Marriage / Family Childhood University Appointed to Manager Student days… Lost a promotion First Team Lost a big deal Leadership position Successes Failures 36
  37. 37. When Are You Going To Start Living Your Dreams?
  38. 38. Stay in touch …. Stay informed @catalystsa Catalyst Consulting (new) iamalive Catalyst Consulting South Africa Books .. Quarterly Newsletters .. Articles Breakfast sessions .. Public workshops .. insights ... Sharing info …tweets 39