By Beth Armknecht Miller, president and executive coach at Executive Velocity, Inc.
The talent-obsessed are companies like GE, IBM, and Procter and Gamble who really know their people: what strengths they have, what they value as an individual, their personalities and what drove them to their achievements. Their obsession in understanding and developing their people has brought their organizations a higher level of success than many of their competitors.
Many of you reading this are thinking, “I don’t have the resources that an IBM has”. “How can our company manage our talent like a Fortune 500 company?” The answer is by focusing on the important and not the urgent and taking a longer term view of your company’s human capital resources. (more…)