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Skills Matrix Scoring – A Simple Management Tool To Move Your Organization in the Right Direction

December 1, 2010 Leave a comment

As a manager, I have often found a need for an effective tool to help me identify:matrix

  • organizational strength and weakness areas
  • organizational training needs
  • individual development areas
  • organizational and individual flight risk patterns

Over time, I developed a simple excel Skills Matrix Scoring Spreadsheet that provides valuable “at a glance” information to help me ensure I’m managing my team to success.

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Book Review- Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers and Everybody Else

May 4, 2010 Leave a comment

Overrated_TalentHave you ever wondered what it took to be in the top 2%? To really achieve an elite level in a sport or a specific profession. What sets people like Roger Federer, Tiger Woods, Jack Welch and Bill Gates apart from the rest of us? Well.. that is exactly the issue that author Geoff Colvin tackles in his 2008 book, Talent is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else.

What I really like about this book is not just its intuitively straight-forward and interesting message, but the knowledge shared is something any average Joe can utilize to help them understand what it takes to be a top performer and the level of commitment needed to take their “game” to the next level.

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