Now think about talent in the business world. Not every job that is closely related requires the same set of talents either. The most common example would be the sales superstar getting promoted to sales manager. Like Michael Jordan, the sales superstar might expect the same success. They might even expect the same job satisfaction. However, it takes different talents to manage than it does to sell. Like Michael, the sales superstar will likely struggle and never make it to the top. From one job to another, or even one sport to another, the right set of talents is very unique and important. Discovering what talents are required is crucial, but how do you know? Wouldn’t it be great if the job itself could talk?
We, at Expat Factor, offer our clients a job-benchmarking process that helps them understand what talents they have, and what jobs would require those for fast and full success.
In hindsight, Michael Jordan’s career move was a bust. When baseball didn’t work out, he tried golf. That might have been fun, but it didn’t work either. Luckily, in the business world, you don’t have to let your superior performers follow in his footsteps. Instead, let an assessment-based job benchmarking process help you maximize your talent where it fits best.