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Talent = Growth

The best technology in the world is only as good as the talent or people implementing it. Rishad Tobaccowala, author of Restoring the Soul of Business, wrote a recent article: It Takes Two to Transform: Embracing Tech. Upgrading Talent. The article says companies that recognize that talent equals growth and leaders who rethink their talent strategy, culture and training opportunities will be better positioned to attract new talent and upgrade their current people. “Companies want to grow. But so does talent. And if talent grows, the company grows.”

Tobaccowala shares six types of growth people want:

1. Compensation: Talent wishes to be paid fairly and to see their total compensation increase as their impact and skill sets and contributions grow.

2. Recognition: Every individual wants to be recognized for their work.

3. Autonomy: One cannot learn and grow if every step is micromanaged.

4. Skills: Today, the half-life of many technical skills and some soft skills erode and need to be continuously rebuilt.

5. Purpose: A critical factor in joining and staying in a company is a growing belief in the purpose and value of a company.

6. Relationships/connections: Growing a network of mentors, colleagues and others over time is a key to career success and happiness.

Our purpose in professional development at RAB is to inspire, equip, engage and empower people to believe in themselves so that they can achieve new levels of success. From our one-day Sales Essentials class (Register for our next class on July 27) to our Leadership MasterClass (Our next class begins July 8 ) to our live presentations and certification courses, it would be our privilege to partner with your company on the development of your talent.

As we indicated yesterday, technology has impacted our lives whether we are ready for it or not. Being able to help your clients navigate these amazing technological advancements requires new knowledge, skills and information. To help our clients grow and thrive, we must grow in our knowledge and understanding of technology and how it impacts business. RAB members enjoy special pricing on all professional development opportunities we offer. Please email Kim Johnson and find out how we can help you.

Rishad Tobaccowala is a featured keynote speaker at the Radio Show this year in Las Vegas. Registration is now open, click here for more details.

Jeff Schmidt is the SVP of Professional Development. You can reach him at Jeff.Schmidt@RAB.com. You can also connect with him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Source: Jeff Schmidt, RAB