Yesterday, I met Ashwin Rajgopal the MD for L’Oreal Malaysia. Now, this is a man full of wisdom.
During the discussion he spoke about talent.
Talent is on most leader’s minds at the moment (largely because it’s so damn hard to come by!) and we all know the importance of attracting and growing the right leadership teams and equipping staff so that they are able to execute.
Let’s be honest, it’s the crew that drives the ship. The captain is there to set the course, galvanise the crew and avoid mutiny!
But while culture and talent management is vital for productivity, Ashwin suggested an interesting perspective…
Invest deeply into the workforce so that, if that time comes, they come to the rescue when the leader is facing challenge.
What a concept.
Imagine knowing that your talent has got your back…better yet, imagine what kind of a leader you would need to be for that to happen…..!