Monday, 5 January 2015

Talent Management

Have a look at this picture:

Did you smile a little because they're so cute? 

But have you ever really looked closely at a penguin? 
Because it is kind of a weird animal. 

He has wings, but he cant fly. 
He has feet but can only make really small steps. 
And on land the penguin is not very agile and is pretty slow. 

But when you see that same penguin in the water, you see where he's made for. Everything makes sense. He swims super fast and is amazingly agile. You would almost think a penguin smiles a little when he's in the water...

It's a beautiful metaphor for a hot topic at the moment: Talent Management.  

And with the word Talent we quickly think about extraordinary talents like musicians, scientists or athletes might have. But talent is present in everybody and a lot closer than you think.

The trick is to focus on it. And that can be pretty hard in a society that is more focused on things that should improve. 

Thinking back off my school time, I remember my fails always got more attention than my satisfactory grades. 
And later on in life most of my performance evaluations focused on competencies that were yet to be developed. 

So why do we behave that way?

Their is a beautiful quote by author Marianne Williamson that I believe is very true:

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. 
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. 
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. 
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? 
Actually, who are you not to be? 

So be that penguin. 
Find your talent and give it full attention and then watch it grow!

Would you like to know more about how to achieve this? 
Feel free to contact me via or 04876933349. 
Or just have a look at my website 

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