HR Transformation For the Future will Take More than A “Can Do” Attitude

By Nancy Parsons

President of CDR Companies, LLC

When we started our firm in the late 90s, we used the tag line “You can’t teach fish to fly.” The notion that you can train anyone to lead well, or that you can teach anyone to become a scientist or great novelist is simply untrue. Trying to train or teach a skill that is beyond an individual’s natural capability can be costly and futile. The failure to identify, deploy and develop people most effectively, is imperative, and it begins with understanding an individual’s authentic capability.