What We Mean When We Say “Talent”

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We catch a fair bit of grief in HR for using the term, Top Talent. The problem, of course, is that talent means different things to different people. Folks cannot articulate what top performers really do or they get caught up in using tired clichés. I’m gonna try to fix that for you.

I think the challenge is that companies label too many people Top Talent. Top Talent separates itself into another level. Quick breakdown on who is talent and who is just average talent:

Gladys Knight was the talent; not the Pips. Larry Ellison makes it rain at Oracle;

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