Reflect for a moment on how much money organizations, of all sizes, are spending each year on recruiting external talent through head hunters and/or employment agencies. Think about it. The very same organizations who have done such a poor job of identifying, developing and managing their own talent base, in a failed attempt to ensure access to a steady stream of qualified human capital, go outside and pay good money to identify able bodied outsiders. To make matters worse, those outsiders then get added into the same talent pool we know, by experience, is not being properly developed or managed in the first place, and so the cycle repeats itself, ad infinitum. It’s lunacy!
The right people to develop, though, are those who think differently: