Check out the new blog by Matt Sunshine called Ideas, Leadership, and Vision. A couple days ago, Matt asked:
Talent: Is it in You? followed up by What is Talent?Â Where does it come from?Â When do you get it?Â If you don’t have it in you, can you work hard, hard enough to eventullay get it?Â Will training help?Â
All good questions. Matt says he is going to continue blogging on this topic and it should be interesting to read.
I think the critical part of this is how we define TALENT.
The capability to do something?
The potential to learn something”
The results of our efforts?
A possession of skills, experiences, or possible skills and experiences?
The manifestations of our basic tendencies?
I think my answer to whether talent can be enhanced through training would depend on the agreed to definition. How do you define talent?