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Quick Quote on Talent vs. Skills September 12, 2008

Posted by Darth Sidious in Inspirational Quotes, Managing Employees.

You can’t coach talent, but you can develop skills.

Here’s something to think about when hiring. Although skills are important in filling a position with the right person, it may be more important to prioritize on talent. Talent is that unique power that resides within, and you either have it or you don’t. And for those that don’t have it, all the coaching in the world won’t make someone more talented.

But when it comes to skills, you can at least develop that through coaching, training, mentoring, and just hands on experience.

That’s exactly why I sought out Darth Vader. The guy has PURE talent, and at the time he wasn’t even ranked a Jedi Master – yet his talent was so great that I was willing to let go of Count Dooku, who was someone with a tremendous amount of skills (he knew how to use the Force to shoot electricity and levitate stuff). But if you got the right talent, adding those skills is easy.



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