The real nature of Talent – part 3 – the nature of talent induces the nature of assessment
This article is the 3rd of a series.
We previously saw the formula of the "Impact of a skill"
then we precisely defined the nature of this "Mind Ability".
And now we'll talk about how to identify and measure this "Mind Ability".
Identifying Talents: leave the confusion
I wish now you have a better understanding of what talent really is.
However, I cannot let you go without warning you about identifying talents,
lots of confusions are made:
- between skills and subconscious value judgment abilities (ie talent),
- between knowledge, skills and subconscious value judgment abilities,
- between what we can do (knowledge, skills, experience) and what we will
really do (context, emotional states of mind,…),
- between what we are really able to do and WHY we do it or not!
Identifying Talents: the nature of talent induces the nature of assessment
To make myself clearer, if you don’t have tools or access to tools,
grounded in science that studies value judgments, to identify and
measure the subconscious value judgment of a person, of a team,
of an organization
… well, you DON'T IDENTIFY and MEASURE TALENTS!
YOU IDENTIFY AND MEASURE SOMETHING ELSE!!!
Whatever is this "something else", it may be useful ...
that's not the matter, but it's just not TALENT.
You may measure behaviors, one of the different kinds of intelligence,
computer skills, reading skills, motivations…
A luminous comparison
If you allow me a comparison, it will probably be more obvious:
“you don’t measure the speed of light with a thermometer!
You may even be able to make some correlation, but not much more.”
Here for more about statistic correlation and causation.
So, you probably already understood that you can't measure talents
with psychometric assessments, neither skills assessments nor
You measure and identify VALUE JUDGMENTS
About the author, Xavier helps companies with their international development and expatriate individuals in different ways, but based on of their intrinsic Human Success Factors.
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