Talent development is
crucial to the success of a team or organization.
Team members who understand their talents as well as the overall
needs of the team will ultimately add value to a teamís success.
It is important then that team leaders provide and encourage
consistent and thoughtful talent development strategies.
Below are ten talent development guidelines:
those competencies that will make the biggest difference to the success
of your team and concentrate your development efforts on them.
team members to understand their talents.
Provide team members with a solid self assessment so they can
better understand not only their personal work talents but also their
impact on the team. Self
understanding is a doorway to personal growth.
daily work to shared values and success. Let
people know that their contributions are valued.
Explain also how their everyday activities are tied to both the
values and success of your team. Talent
development increases when team members understand why their roles are
a climate of learning. This
means that team members must have easy access to various types of
learning opportunities: coaching, course work, learning events,
speakers, in-house and external developmental activities, etc.
Make it clear that developing oneís talents is a high priority.
talent development guidance. Conduct individual talent development
meetings with your team members in which you outline a growth plan that
fits both the individual and the needs of your team.
regular team assessments. Use
your team assessments to identify desired talents for future success.
certain that your talent development initiatives are visible and
talent-based job descriptions. In
your position job descriptions identify clearly the skills and talents
required for success.
Challenge, Support, and Measure.
Provide talented team members with new challenges, support them
as they tackle new opportunities, and conference with them to identify
and measure their talent growth.
talent growth. Team
members not only want to expand their talents, they also want to be
recognized for their growth.