3 Strategies When Investing in Talent

Bonds. Stocks. Mutual funds.

Chances are when you think of savvy business investments your mind favors those of the financial fashion. After all, it’s a natural correlation; financial investments lead to financial rewards.

However, if you really want to see your organization grow in the global marketplace there is a much more valuable commodity you should be coveting: talent.

But it’s not as easy to obtain as you’d think.

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3 Strategies When Investing in Talent

Strategic vs. Tactical: How Your Personality Type Impacts Your Career

I have two questions for you.

  1.  Are you a strategic thinker, or a tactical thinker (or both?)?
  2.  Professionally speaking, where do you hope to be in 5–10 years?

Before you answer #2, you must answer #1.

Many people don’t know how to answer the first question. Either they confuse strategy and tactics (a leading cause of long, meandering meetings), or they lack self-awareness. So they pursue career paths that don’t suit them and wonder why they can’t get any traction.

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Strategic vs. Tactical: How Your Personality Type Impacts Your Career

Want to Accelerate Your Career? Try This Simple Word.

There’s a word many famous leaders have used to transform companies, industries, and cultural norms—not to mention their own personal fortunes. If this word isn’t in your vocabulary, it needs to be.

  • Rosa Parks said it to a bus driver in 1955.
  • Mark Zuckerberg said it to Yahoo in 2006, after the company offered him a measly $1 billion for Facebook.
  • Robert Downey Jr. finally said it to drugs and became one of Hollywood’s biggest comeback kids.

In each of these cases, the word “no” meant the difference between confusion and clarity. Stagnation and growth. Mediocrity and excellence.

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Want to Accelerate Your Career? Try This Simple Word.