Top Talent, but what about the game change, the maverick??!!
One of the key pillars to creating and maintaining a high performance team is TALENT. This particular article outlines 5 Traits common to ‘top talent’ in business ,and these are –
- Problem solver
The article defines each of these with either additional traits or some of the actions and behaviours that each of the main traits exhibit.
In (my……………..link to ebook or somewhere else on website or shop…….) I speak of TOP TALENT under the following headings :
- Skills (adaptability, problem solver,)
- Character (collaborative, problem solver, humility, leadership)
- Game Changer
I have at the same time indicated where the 5 traits in this article reside with my insights to TALENT and what will help create and maintain High Performance teams.
- Skills – generally these fall into 4 specific categories which are –
- Technical skills – knowing your products, use of IT/technology for demonstration of products or finding/gathering information, communication skills, and so on
- Physical skills – every job has some sort of physical component, so does the person understand what the physical demands are of the role and how they best prepare themselves physically so that they can consistently deliver high performance in their role
- Mental Skills – what are my routines that allow me to be able to switch on and switch off when I need to. Basically, if I am selling, or providing a performance appraisal feedback, or presenting a proposal, what do I do that switches me into ‘the moment for as long as I need to be there’ and then switches me off so that I can leave the moment, take a breather, possibly reflect on what has happened , and then ready myself foe the next moment. This may all happen in a matter of seconds, so it is very important to know your routines
- Tactical skills – if I am able to switch myself into the moment, this will give me a clear mind in which to respond either proactively or reactively to the circumstances I am facing. It is at this point that I need to be able to draw on my experiences, my knowledge, my strategies, my research, my audience to make the right decision for the moment. In a sense, the more tactical information at hand, the broader band of responses I am able to make to a situation. At the same time, with a smorgasboard of options to make the right decision from, and generally this is happening in micro-seconds, the need for a very clear mind. From this point having made my decision, it is then all about my execution which is back to my technical and physical skills