As Christmas and the holiday season approaches and we look forward to relaxing a little, we will probably reflect on our efforts in 2010 before our thoughts turn to 2011 and beyond.
The year will change, but what of the gifts of our talents?
Will they stay static or expand?
This is our choice, our challenge.
Each of us was given a broad range of gifts when we were born.
These talents wait there for us to call on them, and to act on them.
To what extent have you explored the breadth of your gifts of talents?
"Developing and retaining an effective and engaged pool of talent is becoming critical to ensuring business success." These words from David Wakeley, the CEO of the Australian Institute of Management (NSW Branch), should add further to our thoughts.
Just as any thinking business wants to retain talent, so should we.
Growth is often the best form of retention, as many businesses are now realising. Developing and expanding our talents means personal growth can combine with business growth in the right environment.
We live in challenging times and the holiday season gives us time to refresh our thoughts. Let your thoughts turn to refreshing your talents for they, ultimately, will shape many futures---yours and the businesses you work for.
QUOTES TO CONSIDER
"Hide not you talents. They for use were made.
What's a sundial in the shade?"
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), American statesman, scientist and philosopher.
Do you hide or guide your talents?
"Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sing best."
Henry Van Dyke (1852-1933), American writer, poet and essayist.
The talents you possess are unique,
Do you choose to use them,
Or do you in silence keep
Them from the world?
Australasia's Passion Provocateur ©