Develop Your Best Resources
A very insightful extract taken from the brilliant Talent is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else, Geoffrey Colvin
“For roughly five hundred years – from the explosion of commerce and wealth that accompanied the Renaissance until the late twentieth century – the scare resource in business was financial capital. If you had it, you had the means to create more wealth, and if you didn’t, you didn’t. That world is now gone. Today, in a chance that is historically quite sudden, finance capital is abundant. The scarce resource is no longer money. It’s human ability.
Microsoft and Google understand perfectly well that their success is built on human capital. Both companies are famous for the scorching intelligence of the people they hire and for the brutally rigorous tests the impose on job applicants. Bill Gates has said that if you took the twenty smartest people out of Microsoft it would be an insignificant company, and if you ask around the company what its core competency is, they don’t say anything about software. They say it’s hiring. They what the scarce resource is. For virtually every company, the scarce resource today is human ability. That’s why companies are under unprecedented pressure to make sure that every employee is highly developed.”
This certainly still rings true for most, if not all, of our clients. They genuinely recognise the power of their people and are investing time and money is ensuring each individual has the knowledge, attitude, skills and habits to perform. This is where we help – developing naturally brilliant people to be even more effective and successful…naturally.
If you want to see how we can help you, or people at your organisation, please call us on 0207 043 1582.
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