Besides innate strength or raw talent, learning, experiencing, training, are all important ingredients in professional capability development, putting the right effort on unleashing your full potential.
Change is the new normal with increasing pace, continuous disruptions and fierce competitions are part of business new normal. The skills that made you successful in the past may not necessarily make you succeed in the new world if you do not continue to learn, relearn, re-skill, and build the next level of capabilities.
Capability & character: Character decides who you are; capability enables you to become who you want to be. Character sustains the perception and personality of the person. A character is from the heart. spirit, aura; a capability is from mind, strength, talent. Character is both nature and nurtured, building a character is a long journey. Character-based leaders and professionals have consistency to be who they are regardless of circumstances; demonstrate persistence to do what they need to do to fulfill their vision, build a set of differentiated capabilities diligently and achieve the well-set professional goals smoothly.
Character inspires people to hold on to their belief and shows courage to build professional competency, do something meaningful with persistence as well as present resilience to overcome barriers. It’s important to scrutinize the character of the people, help them find their purpose, align individuals’ purposes and goals with their professional capabilities that they can continually build on. In fact, with strong character, capability development cycle can be accelerated as people are consistent with what they think, do and behave, show integrity to make sound judgment, think and act authentically to develop differentiated capabilities, enhance accountability and lead changes, presenting resilience to fail fast and fail forward.
Capability & learning: Digital workforce today has to identify the capability gaps by looking ahead – what’s your natural talent you have not tapped, which linear capabilities you already have, can you learn and relearn all the time, and develop an integral professional capability? Choose how to integrate the variety of capabilities based on your strengths, which makes it difficult or even impossible for competitors to imitate. Learning, experiencing, training, are all important to keep building integral capabilities. The integrity of professional capability is tested through traits such as mental learning agility, attitude, passion, motivation, entrepreneurship, discipline, and wisdom. etc.
Developing capability is to bring up the hidden potential of a candidate. Integral capability is often nonlinear and synthetic in nature, combining the modular capabilities to create new experiences and expand its impact, and focusing on building long-term professionalism. To improve professional capabilities, expedite capability development cycle, and achieve capability coherence, choose how to improve capabilities based on your raw talent, innate strengths: as well as integrate a set of capabilities into core competency. Continue learning, build dynamic capabilities to accelerate performance.
Capability & resource: Each one of us has limited resources, resources are considered one of the important building blocks of dynamic capabilities. It’s critical to free up resources that can be used to deepen core capabilities in order to unlock potential. Resource allocation and level of balance in capability management include things such as knowledge management, education, training, professional experience accumulation, etc. Gain an in-depth understanding of what capabilities bring core professional advantage and invest accordingly in developing and sustaining valued competency
In the business setting, it’s critical to set up priorities, divest non-core capabilities, mind resource and investment gap of learning to unlock workforce performance, potential, and competency. Without effective resource and time management skills, talented people simply cannot unlock their full potential, and organizations cannot improve their business effectiveness and efficiency. It’s important to create a business context in which people are encouraged to learn, empowered and respected to unlock their potential, create the business synergy that is the essence of the business maturity.
Besides innate strength or raw talent, learning, experiencing, training, are all important ingredients in professional capability development, putting the right effort on unleashing your full potential. In addition, there are many subjective soft success factors such as inspiration, motivation, autonomy, etc, that enable you to keep shaping professional capabilities, moving up the level of competency from linear to integral to multi-core for advancing career journey, to not only make yourself feel good, but also create value to the organizations, nations and, human societies.