Unleashing Potential

Learn more about Talentism’s IP and frameworks, and the fundamental concepts we use regularly in our work.

In this episode of Quick Clarity, Angie and Jeff respond to crowded-sourced questions circling the minds of CEOs like… How do I take responsibility for a system that I, as a leader, have created?  Jeff tackles these questions by sharing his reflections as a CEO, Hiring Manager, Coach, and Company Co-Founder. Angie outlines the three...
Greg first encountered Talentism while employed at a company whose CEO worked with a Talentism coach. When he was offered the opportunity to work with a coach himself, he was initially resistant. Looking back, he now recognizes that resistance as reluctance to engage in learning about his blind spots and limitations. Once he agreed to...
Observing someone discover a passion is fascinating. My 6-year-old is currently consumed by building and toppling dominos. Not the classic white dominos with black dots, but colorful dominos that have been made expressly for building structures or lines and then knocking them down. That’s right. My kid sets up tiny rectangles only to knock them...
Before joining Talentism, Angie was running a startup that was attempting to evolve standardized testing, to align it more closely with the realities of the world of work today. That mission meant they needed an incredibly diverse team: people who came from the education world, from developmental psychology and learning science, from the game design...
At Talentism, we’ve long believed that the companies which learn the fastest will win in the long run.  As we all experience the macroeconomic currents becoming increasingly choppy, active and intentional learning – as individuals, leadership teams, and organizations – becomes more critical and more challenging. There are two non-negotiable components to effective learning: action-taking...
In my early days of working with Talentism I encountered the distinction drawn between unleashing potential, and changing people. “Not trying to change people, that’s nice,” I thought, but it wasn’t an element that immediately drew me in. Over time, as I’ve applied Talentism concepts and frameworks to the real world, I’ve come to see...
Fabio was introduced to Talentism in 2019, when he was invited to receive complimentary Clarity Coaching as a component of the training program for a new cohort of coaches. He immediately saw the appeal in a coaching approach that wasn’t rooted in simply making a client feel better or providing advice, but rather was about...
We have the benefit of talking to hundreds of executives every month about their fears and challenges, and unsurprisingly, themes emerge. We’re hearing that people expect their leaders to be coaches, not “just” managers. What does that mean, and how do you do it? Talentism defines management as a responsibility that achieves goals through the...
In the flurry of intentions and goal setting for 2023, we’re talking about blind spots. Because no matter how disciplined you may be, your blind spots sit alongside you, undermining those goals. And you have no idea.  Scientifically, the concept of the blind spot originates with our eyes, where the optic nerve intersects with the...
Talentism ran an analysis a few years ago of 90 failed strategic initiatives and missed plans at growth companies. More than 80% of CEOs at those companies blamed bad hiring: employees with a lack of capabilities or character, or both. In a pre-pandemic study, it appeared that laziness was endemic in the workforce. 75% of...