Recruits from oddball places! / Recruits Oddballs!
“Recruiting college students is a job for marketing, not HR.” Jeff Daniel, collegehire.com
“Talent” and Work Space: A Grossly Neglected Connection! “Imagine working for a company that not only understood that the best ten hours of your day are spent at work - but did everything in its power to make them energizing, rewarding and productive as possible. Imagine coming to work each day in a building that greeted every person as a creative, entrepreneurial, exciting person.” Rosemary Kirkby, Lend Lease, proposal for headquarters of MLC
“Our business needs a massive transfusion of talent. And talent, I believe, is most likely to be found among non-conformists, dissenters and rebels.” David Ogilvy
“The boundaries for acceptable weirdness have dramatically expanded.” Michael Schrage
Axiom: Never hire anyone without an aberration in their background. (Find the One Ton Cookie Man!)
Rewards & Promotes all on Talent Development Skills!
Spouts the Gospel of Renewal! (R.D.A./ R.I.P.)
“Every school I visited was participating in the systematic suppression of creative genius.” “From cradle to grave the pressure is on: BE NORMAL!” Gordon MacKenzie
“Where do good new ideas come from? ... That’s simple! From differences. Creativity comes from unlikely juxtapositions. The best way to maximize differences is to mix ages, cultures and disciplines.” Nicholas Negroponte
T.T.D. Use the two Connoisseur of Talent slides as a guide for creating a Formal Talent Development Plan
Literally use the items on the two slides as a formal check list to measure yourself [quantitatively] against.
“Firms will not ‘manage the careers’ of their employees. They will provide opportunities to enable the employee to develop identity and adaptability and
thus be in charge of his or her own career.”
Tim Hall et al., “The New Protean Career Contract”
H.R. to H.E.D. ??? Human Enablement Department
Attributes of Those Who “Made” the 10th Grade History Book
Determined to make a difference!
Irrational about their life’s project!
Ahead of their time / Paradigm busters!
Impatient! / Action Obsessed
Attributes of Those Who “Made” the 10thGrade History Book
All You Need to Know? Chief Evangelist For Really Neat Stuff Director Of Bringing In The Really Cool People
T.T.D. STEAL THESE TWO JOB TITLES!
Talent War Y2K!
All out!/ Time consuming!
Never ending!/ Unwinnable!
Includes everybody!/ Everybody’s game! (“We’re all in sales.”)
Cool!/ WOW!/ Fun!/ Creative!
Strategic!/ Core competence!
Talent War Y2K!
Basis of Brand!/ WHO WE ARE!
Brand You within Brand Us!
Encompassing!/ Cultural! (KEWLNESS: mine v. yours)
Substantive!/ “The best Projects win!” [Cairo 12-99]
Big Co.: The Saving Remnant Toy Store* Resources People Distribution Channel(s) * “Make your own McKinsey” (AP)
Talent = Brand
Brand Outside = Brand Inside
“Emotional values are replacing physical attributes as the fundamental market influence.” “This book is concerned with self-worth and belief.” “In the international market, it is no longer products that compete, it’s concepts.” “Only with a strong spirit at its foundation can a company achieve strong market position.” Jesper Kunde, Corporate Religion