The Trouble with "Talent": Why Describing Ability as "Talent" may Undermine Grit in the Workplace
In the last twenty years, the phrase “talent management” has increased dramatically in organizations and management literature. Despite its prevalence, little research has looked at potential consequences of referring to employees and their abilities as “talent.”
Join us for a conversation with Angela Duckworth and Daniel Southwick, hosted by Kim Cameron, to learn how organizational language can impact employee grit. They will discuss their recent research showing that describing ability as a talent (as opposed to a skill) is linked to pessimistic attitudes about improvement and persistence and may lead human resource managers to invest fewer resources in employee development. In this session you will learn what leaders can say and do to unleash grit in the workplace.