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Develop your strengths

Bev Braun-Allard

Leaders who actively discuss and develop strengths in others have more productive teams. They have greater retention, greater engagement and greater fun at work.

While it’s not exactly a silver bullet of a magic wand, I absolutely agree with the premise of this article. Helping employees to identify, develop and play to their strengths is at the very core of career development. Sometimes we forget it doesn’t have to be complicated in order for it to work.

Strength Spotting: How identifying strengths can help you be a better leader

Talent development is… extremely important to future (business) growth

Bev Braun-Allard
  • “70% of executives say talent development is either important (43%) or extremely important (26%) to future growth.”
  • “81% say that having the right talent has a direct impact on revenue.”
  • “Only 34% today have formal processes for identifying and developing essential/exceptional talent.”

Recently I downloaded a Forbes Insight publication, “The Talent Imperative”, from which I’m quoting this data.

In another study by Human Capital Institute they reference the “urgent need for leaders” with imminent retirements in many workplaces.