To move forward, we have to be determined to not get limited by conventional wisdom, negative mentality, unconscious biases or a variety of gaps.
People have enormous potential; vision of potential discovery is never “achieved” in the sense of being “completed.” Potential management takes a structured talent development process via breaking down silos for utilizing collective potential at organizational or societal level.
Diversification is the hidden dimension to explore collective potential. Potentiality is a worthy investment in advancing the human world. Real societal advancement is made through the work of growth minds, abundant knowledge, fresh insight, and progressive activities to unlock collective potential for achieving common goals and lift humanity constantly.
People potential: There are both intellectual potential and motivational potential at either cognition or emotion involved, hard and soft elements in creating talent development formulas. And the best way to go on discovering what we are capable of doing is by capturing our insights, following the guts, and imagination while at the same time keeping our feets firmly on the ground. People are creative with pattern discovery abilities to enhance cognitive intelligence and unlock their potential. From a talent management perspective, the growth mindset is of utmost quality for being a right fit. People with intellectual curiosity actively seek out new patterns wherever they can discover them. People with high potential continue to learn to expand their horizons, demonstrate positive attitude, and show constructive criticism to build a healthy or creative workplace.
In order to tap your potential, the challenge is to transcend the perceived limitations and make the most of the gifts you are given. Focus on individual capabilities and potential to innovate. Investigate your passion, discover your strength, define core competency and build differentiated capabilities, establish yourself as having a very strong reputation to be an insightful expert. The potential is usually distinguished by the mastery of new roles quickly and effectively, learning more rapidly than their peers, and taking innovative initiatives proactively.
Organizational Potential: Nowadays, organizations are blended with diversified mindset, talent and cultures, they are dynamic systems, including a few powerful business systems such as information management systems, sales/marketing systems, finance systems, people management systems, etc. Each of them has potential to improve future performance of the business. Whether the pattern-seeking follows more conventional structures or divergent methods have a direct relationship to our creative potential. So the importance of potentiality management depends on how and what the organization is utilizing the potential for and how to invest the collective potential for building the unique business competency. The enterprises with multi-dimensional intelligences can become more hyper-connected and interdependent with the macro environment through dialogue with different stakeholders.
Insightful organizations can make coherent use of their resources, capitals, gradually open up to the best and next practices to identify and develop potentiality into a more solid form, transform organizational potential into differentiated business advantage for the long term business prosperity. Insightful organizational leaders see opportunity in uncertainty, identify potential and develop talent continually. The talented employees with a growth mind continue their career or life journey to pursue autonomy, purpose, and mastery. The organizations with high potential will continually build dynamic capabilities and increase people –centricity, business coherence.
Society Potential: Societies react, manage, but need to orchestrate in a more innovative way to leapfrog collective progress. How can we push towards the next stage of evolution that enables the large collective of people to think in an advanced manner; communicate empathetically, and work collaboratively to unleash collective potential? The society is composed of people, people are the most important power to drive societal advancement. We live in a global society with enriched knowledge and diversity of talent; the variety of perspectives opens our mind, and harnesses the values that each of us can bring to the table. Real societal progress is made through the work of foreseeable leaders who can figure out how to capture the future trend, orchestrate changes, and unleash collective human potential.
Facing fierce competition and a rapidly changing marketing environment, either individually or collectively, people have to keep learning, growing, and developing their expertise constantly. Neurology enables people to understand their cognitive abilities scientifically. Anthropology helps us shift our thinking to a variety of perspectives, enabling people to navigate a variety of cross-boundary situations and connect wider dots to spur innovation. Psychology allows people to manage their own mentality or understand others empathetically. Sociology enables people to analyze societal phenomena and develop practices to drive needed changes. Effective potentiality management evaluates people, organizational or societal performance with well-established quantitative & qualitative measurements which are connected with their long term strategic goals and purposes.
There is no limit to human potential; however, it’s the individual, culture, knowledge or circumstances that set a limit on that unlimited potential to make real progress. To move forward, we have to be determined to not get limited by conventional wisdom, negative mentality, unconscious biases or a variety of gaps. Shape a positive mindset, explore interdisciplinary knowledge, and develop unconventional practices, to explore human, organizational, and societal potential persistently and produce better outcomes ultimately.