Talent Whisperers
blog to evoke
Human Transformation

This Talent Whisperers’ blog aims to provider leaders with alternate perspectives and insights that help evoke Human Transformation in themselves and those they lead. The perspectives were arrived at through years of experience, observation and learning. That learning is kept current through ongoing experience, observation and through researched books on relevant topics.


Talent Whisperers - Vectors of Influence Reduced

Vectors of Influence

Vectors of Influence come from all sides in a changing world and tension easily arises that hinder effective Human Transformation.
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Confidence Villains - Wonder Woman

Confidence Villains

Leaders inspire people to persevere in the face of adversity and ultimately derive energy from the challenge of confronting their villains.
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Talent Whisperers - Start With Trust - Reduced

Start with Trust

Start with trust to set the foundations of a relationships when a new person joins your team. The first impression you make on them sets…
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Spinning-Up

New Hires

New hires present the best opportunityto put employees on their path to achieve their greatest potential. There are three very impactful people in determining the…
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Talent Whisperers - Talent Code - Billy Kidd - Reduced

Talent Code Applied

In Talent Code, Daniel Coyle describes deep learning via short repetitions, feedback loops. I have applied this approach in coaching sports and in business.
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Talent Whisperers - So you want to be a manager - Reduced

Developing new managers

In developing talent within an organization, there are times where an individual contributor , often one that has excelled as an engineer, may be interested…
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Talent Whisperers - The Room Where it Happens - Reduced

The Room Where it Happens

As leaders, much of the magic happens in the one-on-one conversations either in the privacy of a physical of virtual room (think Skype or Zoom)…
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Talent Whisperers - Perspectives - Reduced

Perspectives

Perspectives are helpful when facing a big, life decision with multiple aspects at play.
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Talent Whisperers - Handling Interupts - Reduced

Handling Interrupts

For any team that is responsible for existing systems that are already in use while also iterating on those systems to enhance and/or improve them…
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Talent Whisperers - The Dark Side of Agile

The Dark Side of Agile

Along with the virtues of Agile Software Development also can come some destructive downsides that can erode trust and effectiveness within your company culture. I…
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Tupac Shakur - Embrace the Challenge

Embrace the Challenge

Growing Roses from Concrete My first assignment as a student teacher was to work with a teacher that had a special class of students with…
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Talent Whsiperers - Heart Rate Meditation

Heart Rate Meditation

There can many advantages for mind, body and soul to being able to calm oneself to be more present and aware when trying to notice…
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Talent Whisperers - Data Trust but Verify

Data: Trust but Verify

In his book, The Lean Startup, Eric Ries writes about the processes we used at IMVU to get Minimal Viable Products out there as experiments…
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Talent Whisperers - Level 5 Leading

Level 5 Leading

I like to framing styles of leadership as I see them in the fish story. I’m adding a level 5 here that is not as…
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Talent Whisperers - Dalai Lama at U.Va.

Energy

When I think back to 1979 – my first year at U.Va., I always remember walking between classes and turning the corner onto the lawn…
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Talent Whisperers - Making Rules

Making Rules

My first early childhood education exercise was to go to a pre-school where a teacher was having particular trouble with three very disruptive boys she…
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Bird's Eye View - Calvin Flying

Bird’s-Eye View

The bird’s-eye view of myself came early for me leading to more Out-of-Body experiences and living and coaching from an elevated perspective.
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Brian-Sterling-Buddha-Shot-Flickr

The Path to Enlightenment

The path to enlightenment lies not in the footsteps of another. – CD In developing talent, it is important to help them learn to find…
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Relentless

Relentless

In Relentless – From Good to Great to Unstoppable, personal trainer Tim Grover explains what he has learned from coaching athletes like Michael Jordan, Kobe…
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