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Natural aptitude or skill; Talent is an exceptional natural ability, especially in a particular activity, such as music. It’s often thought of as the kind of ability that comes without training i.e., something that you are born with. It’s often contrasted with skill which is an ability acquired and developed through practice. Talent represents truth, and genuine talent reveals, truthfulness, undeniability, indisputability, and unquestionability, amateurs or pretenders can’t carry it off and look genuine.

We all have a great many skills and are highly talented in our own ways considering the three types, functional, self-management and special knowledge. Functional skills are abilities or talents that are inherited at birth and developed through experience and learning. Gardener’s view on intelligence states that there are nine abilities that simply make us the intelligent beings that were today which include, musical rhythmic, visual special, verbal-linguistic, logical-mathematical, bodily-kinesthetic, interpersonal, intrapersonal, naturalistic, and existential.

Talented individuals think of themselves as being able to manage time, meet deadlines and find ways to break down formidable tasks into smaller and manageable pieces. They produce prime results because they are committed to making sure that each and every piece makes it to the finish line (finishing power).

Talent development increases productivity and performance since employees understand their roles and have the skills and tools, they need which helps them make fewer errors and be more productive. Relevant training also increases employee engagement which enhances their performance. Talent differs from skill in that whereas talent is an inborn and special ability of one to do something, a skill is an expertise, which is acquired by learning.

One identifies their talent by, identifying what they love to do, writing down a list of activities they enjoy, knowing their interests, identifying previous successes, taking some tests, Interviewing someone, Knowing your weaknesses, Practice and practising well. As adults, many of us feel we know what we are good at and not so good at, but the truth is that we all have hidden talents, the skills we possess that we never knew we had. We are just not always so adept at identifying what they are. Sometimes they can be right in front of us, and we miss them.

We can improve our Talent Development at our organization if we, understand our company objectives, identify opportunities for upskilling and reskilling, provide many learning options and methods, create a culture that embraces continuous learning, promote performance coaching, include leadership development, as you incorporate the following tips, you may improve your Talent Development process and skills, be vocal i.e. talk to your management team about talent., Connect opportunities to employee skills, set goals for new opportunities,

Help Talent Apply Learning.

Talent is not born, it can be cultivated with passion, motivation, patience and practice.


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