Today’s business environment requires HR professionals to train their people according to the most modern skills and demands, and a new people-centric strategy. Leaders must develop talent in a way that maximizes imagination, intelligence and innovation to move the business forward.
The phrase “follow your passion” no longer best leads to success in today’s skills economy despite its popularity after being introduced by author Richard Bolles in the 1970s.
Instead, employees must develop their passion -- and at the same time -- increase their abilities needed for the modern skills economy.
Following one’s passion has become bad advice, according to Cal Newport’s book, “So Good They Can’t Ignore You.” Developing one’s passion works much better for developing skills and job satisfaction, as contentment at work depends on much more than economic health.
HR professionals are tasked with finding balance between autonomy and optimized performance.
In this webcast, Dr. Tom Tonkin will address the top three areas where you can simultaneously develop passion while increasing skills to use in the current skills economy.
Dr. Tonkin will discuss:
The need for employers to increase employee job autonomy
The new essential skills of self-directed learning
The power of focus on your career
Success stories and lessons learned to help you start down the right path