Monday, May 9, 2016

Talent Management Monthly Brief: See Through Talent from Different Angles IX May. 2016

Assessing talent potential is not only based on WHAT they say or do, but also WHAT and HOW they think.

People are always the most invaluable asset in businesses. “Hiring the right person to the right position at the right time,” is the mantra of many forward-thinking organizations. The question is how would you define the right people? How do you define wrong, average, mediocre, good, great or extraordinary person? Or put simply, for what should they be right? Traditional Performance Management focusing on measuring what an employee does (mainly being told to do) in a quantitative way is not sufficient to identify high performance or high potential, should we see through talent from different angles?

See Through Talent from Different Angles IX

  • Three Question to assess a Person’s “Inquisitiveness”  The world is transforming from personal computing into digital computing, from globalization into globality, from knowledge limitation to information abundance, the answer about yesterday is not as critical as the questions about the future. How to ask the right questions is not only just the raw intelligence to reflect human’s intellectual curiosity, it becomes the new skill needs to be sharpened and focused on, to frame and co-solve the common problems and co-create the better world. So how to assess a person’s inquisitiveness and the wisdom of questioning?

  • Three Questions to Assess a Person’s Insight The business and the world today are hyperconnected and over-complex, digital leaders and professionals need to not only make observation more carefully but should always capture the insight, which is the deep intuitive understanding of things, and it often breaks through the conventional wisdom, in order to gain the true wisdom. Insight is in demand -which questions should you ask to assess a person’s insight, besides "vision"?
  • Three Questions to Assess a Person’s “Blind Spot The business and the world are moving into deep, deep digital dynamic with velocity, complexity, uncertainty, ambiguity and rapid changes. It is increasingly difficult to either steer the individual toward a progressive career path or navigate the business to the right direction with the right strategy. It also becomes more challenging to make effective decisions or sound judgment on the daily basis for both digital leaders and professionals. So how to assess a person’s “blind spot” in order to predict his/her ability to think thoroughly and decide wisely?

  • Three Questions to Assess a Person’s Self-Discipline Skill: The era of top-down, hierarchical management and command and control style of leadership is beginning to change. We live in the hyperconnected, always-on hybrid world with well mixed physical business building and remote working environment. The job is no longer just the place you go in fixed hours on weekdays, but the task you accomplish at always on and always connected surroundings. The team needs to be self-organizing in being disciplined enough to do the work. There are more opportunities and temptations due to today’s digital convenience, only the wise minds can make the right choices. And, self-motivation, self-discipline and time management skill become more important qualities to define the “right people” in digital organizations. Which questions shall you ask to assess a person’s self-discipline skill?

  • Three Questions to Assess a Person's Personality People are different, we all have different character, personality, favorite activities, strength, and weakness. Think of the five fingers of the human hand. Without their differences in size, shape, and location, a grip wouldn’t have been perfect as destined by nature. Introvert, Extrovert, or ambivert, what are the set of questions to assess a person’s personality?
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See through talent from different angles Nov. 2015


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