Debbie Craig,John Gatherer

I Am Talent

This publication is aimed at providing a comprehensive guideline and toolkit which will help you provoke and stimulate your thinking, and help you cope and flourish in the workplace. It will support you as you take stock of your inner strengths, personal attributes, skills and capabilities, on your journey to being the best that you can be. I am talent is a user-friendly resource guide aimed at optimising your talent and potential, coaching you how to differentiate yourself and succeed in a competitive and dynamic global business environment.The guide takes you on a journey of personal discovery and mastery through activities, tools, assessments and practical advice that you can apply in your everyday life and work, to achieve your personal goals and aspirations. It is designed to challenge your thinking, create insight, motivate you to action and empower you to accelerate your growth and development, manage your career and enhance your quality of life.Think of this book as your own personal coaching manual, where you can gain information, experience and advice from John and Debbie, who bring with them many years of practical experience in international business and consulting, in leading and implementing people and talent strategies, and coaching individuals across a wide spectrum of disciplines. This book covers the full range of people who work, consult or advise in the private, public and informal sectors, including school leavers, graduates, new entrants, employees, managers, business leaders, business owners, entrepreneurs, consultants, coaches, career counsellors, educators, HR practitioners and parents. Simply put, it applies to anyone who is interested in discovering and optimising their talent and potential. Alternatively, anyone who is interested in helping others on their development journey will also benefit from this publication.This book will guide and assist you in exploring the following critical questions: • What are the drivers in the world of work? What are your options to create value? (Chapter 1) • How can you find out who you are, what you want and how to optimise your personal effectiveness for a fulfilling life? (Chapter 2)• What are organisations looking for when they search for talent? (Chapter 3)• How can you build your distinctive value and personal brand? (Chapter 4)• How can you maximise your performance? (Chapter 5)• How can you fast-track your development? (Chapter 6)• What competencies are core to becoming the best you can be? (Chapter 7)• How can you make the best career choices and make the most of transitions? (Chapter 8)
377 printed pages
Original publication


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