Learn From Oscar Wilde on Talent Management

Oscar Wilde once said

"To paint what you see is a good rule in art, but to see what is worth painting is better"

I think believe this quote can be equated to business and talent management.

"To recruit talent is a good rule…but to see what talent is worth recruiting is better"

Business never stands still, it continually evolves. Therefore you need to evolve the talent

  1. By continually stretching the talent within your organisation. Expand their experience, expand their skills, expand their thinking.
  2. By making coaching a central tenet of all managers and leaders…not delegated to HR.
  3. By constantly reading and learning to look for future trends, for talent that is writing about the trends, for talent that it creating the trends….and engaging them with your brand early.


Anna has spent over 20 years as a Board Director at several global brands. She now runs her own company The Engaging Brand which supports business leaders who want to transition to the new social business model. She is also a speaker, writer and radio show presenter on social business, indeed her podcast The Engaging Brand has been nominated 6 years running as Best Business Podcast at the Podcast Awards. She brings an unusual mix of experience to business - she has a 1st Class Law Degree, MBA in marketing and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. This unusual mix means not just explaining the why of being social but how to turn social into a measurable business tactic to grow your bottom line. Her blog www.theengagingbrand.com is recognised as one of the leading UK marketing blogs.

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