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Hiring top talent is only the start. Now you have to work hard to keep your very best talent. Most companies stink at structured and systematic retention of their top performers. Discover how to prevent turnover and keep your best people.
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Malcolm Gladwell’s 3-word reminder to stop you from overthinking

Malcolm Gladwell’s 3-word reminder to stop you from overthinking | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it
Do you have a strong habit of overthinking? If so, consider the 3-word reminder directly from Malcolm Gladwell to help you squash it.
Barry Deutsch's insight:

I usually don't share personal improvement type stories, but I couldn't help myself with this one. This could be one of the greatest development issues for most of my clients, friends, and family members. Many times we are paralyzed by analysis - rumination and overthinking. Just do it as the Nike motto asserts in their ads.

 

Take action, be innovative, try new things, pivot in a new direction.

 

I've done a lot of coaching with my clients during the Covid crisis. Most executives have a mindset of protecting what they've created and not wanting to "rock the boat". Unfortunately, drastic changes require drastic pivoting, which requires action. Most of the executives I encounter have put their heads in the hands are praying things eventually return to pre-mid-March levels. You and I both know that's never going to happen. So the big question is: What's your first drastic pivot move?

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The easiest way to hire for potential –

The easiest way to hire for potential – | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it
Past performance does not guarantee future success. That is a rule of thumb that most hiring managers should have when interviewing talent. Everyone wants to hire and retain top talent, but how do you determine what top talent is?
Barry Deutsch's insight:

I have to agree with the author in this article on measuring talent = the number one trait is high self-motivation. We could use lots of different words to describe what that means - including drive, initiative, proactivity, passion, focus on self-improvement, anticipatory behavior, striving to constantly get better.

 

Measuring these elements are easy. The best have an abundance of them = and can share specific examples to illustrate them. The weak ones will struggle to come up with anything of substance around self-motivation with specific examples.

 

There are many factors that go into measuring someone's ability to achieve your expectations - the issue of self-motivation is number 1.

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