Friday, March 17, 2023


It takes the immense amount of time and hard work that most "naturally talented" people have committed to developing their talents, improving skill fluency, and building the next level of integral professional capabilities.

Business environment becomes more complex, uncertainties, changes, disruptions are part of reality. Capability enabled strategic goals will have a significantly high success rate. 

Either individually or organizationally, the "development, enhancement, and coaching" cycle of capability improvement focuses on shaping fitting mindset, updating knowledge, capturing both the individual's development needs and organizational strategic perspectives, taking logical steps to achieve capability based goals smoothly.

A set of professional capabilities: Every professional has their own journey of growth either personally or professionally based on their own perception, talent, life experience, training, and refinement. A set of dynamic professional capabilities that differentiate top talented professionals from others are related to learning agility, skill fluency, capability synthesis and innovativeness. Being a professional means the consistent image you shape about being who you are and what you are doing. When you intend to build a high level of capabilities, it’s important to discover natural talent, sharpen talent-based skills, and scale up abilities for solving more complex problems.

If you only keep your eyes on competitors and are addicted to unhealthy competition, without laser focus on building your own unique set of competencies based on your own innate ability, you perhaps cause more problems and become unprofessional in the long run. In practice, to achieve capability coherence, choose how to improve professional capability based on your raw talent/innate strengths, as well as keep integrating a set of capabilities into core competency to achieve goals and fit purposes smoothly.

Increasing cognitive agility: Mindset differentiates top talent from mediocrity. The power of the mind is the force to change the business or even the world for the better. The growth of information and increasing pace of change require high professionals to move from mindset to mind flow, from fixed mind to growth mind. Regardless of public opinion, there is a subjective truth. It’s important to orient people and make them appreciate the diversity of thought and help them build their professional capabilities progressively. Hence, business leaders and professionals need to spend significant time on thinking, learning, and building professional abilities to solve problems on a daily basis. By having an active learning and thinking cycle, over time, business professionals develop an effective set of filters that help them find new knowledge that interests them and refine them into invaluable insight to accomplish their work innovatively.

Fit starts with the mind fit; there is a certain set of thinking techniques such as critical thinking, creativity, systems thinking decision-making logic which can be trained to a certain degree. So today's business leaders and professionals need to increase their cognitive agility, develop professional competencies, and cultivate empathy by exploring alternative viewpoints and cross-disciplinary interpretations. There are all sorts of misjudgments symptoms such as misleading information, stereotypical thinking, or silo, etc. The biggest challenge is knowing what you don't know and sharing what you know to overcome common challenges. When a leader or a professional consistently makes sound judgments, and is perceived to be fair over the longer term, they have considerably a higher level of cognitive competency.

Next level of professional capabilities: Being professional means that the individual not only has skills to get the work done, but also presents coherent professional capabilities to make high achievements. Professionalism is critical for today’s digital leaders and professionals based on simple logic. Unprofessionalism leads to poor judgment and generates numerous problems large or small. High potential employees are those who understand that learning, talent development is a lifetime experience, and then their abilities and experience will be a building block of developing professional competence. Professional capability development is something that depends on the individual's wish, innate talent as per the organization's standards. High professionals demonstrate differentiated competency to finish work smoothly; emotional excellence to overcome obstacles cool-headedly.

It’s always important to refine people’s professional experiences and what was going on when they felt most engaged and alive. Gain an in-depth understanding of what capabilities bring core professional advantage and invest accordingly in developing and sustaining valued competency. There are many different views of employee engagement. The very goals are to align corporate goals with employees’ career goals, and encourage talent growth constantly. High professionals have professional aptitude and intelligence to accomplish their work with quality, speed up the problem-solving cycle and produce tangible benefits consistently.

We are sophisticated human beings because we demonstrate unique character and differentiated competency. Professional development management consists of a portfolio of capabilities that are developed in various combinations to build a coherent set of professional competencies for advancing the career path structurally. Business professionals today need to learn and relearn all the time; as it takes the immense amount of time and hard work that most "naturally talented" people have committed to developing their talents, improve skill fluency, and build the next level of integral professional capabilities.


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