6 Substantial benefits of maximizing your workplace talents by johnspeak – career – nigeria british gas jokes


When people hear the word ‘talent’ the first thing that goes into their mind is music, comedy and dance. But talent goes way beyond the aforementioned. Talents are unmerited gifts that the creator has deposited in every one of us at creation. When I said everyone, I meant everyone. Which is to say that everyone has one talent or another. In the course of my writing, I’ve received tons of emails by people who think they don’t have any talent. Do you know why? Because they’ve have been looking at it from the creative talent aspect. Talent is way different from purpose. While purpose is the reason why you were created, talents are the weapons that you can use to achieve your purpose here on earth.

Since this article is about workplace then, let’s talk about workplace. But first, workplace talents are those talents in you and I that we can apply in our workplace that has great benefits. Due to the increase in the rate of unemployment and poverty around the world, the workplace is becoming increasingly competitive and insecure because no matter how skilled you think you are or how qualified you are there is someone who is praying or pressing the right buttons for you to be sacked. Companies are now very bold in decisions making because to them if you’re no longer interested, someone else will be happy to take your place even at half your salary. Thus the need not to depend only on your skills and experience but also learn how to maximize your workplace talents and also how to play the workplace politics.

If working with your skills has made you productive imagine how productive you will be when you compliment your work with both your skills and talents. Your skills are not the only weapon you have to defeat failure, you’ve got talents too. For example, if you have a talent for perfectionism, add it to whatever job you are involve in and watch your rating grow.

Anyone who has succeeded in discovering and fully developing one or two of his or her talent has the ability to become a star. Apart from talents, skills can also make you a star but you and I know that there are stars and there are STARS. Some stars outshines others. Every talented person is unpredictable. Discovering and maximizing your workplace talents will give you an edge over others. It will make people to ask "how does he/she do the things he/she does?"

Imagine working as a marketer either in the bank or in any other organization and also having the talent for convincing (sweet mouth) how easier your job will be. There’s a particular grace that backs up well developed talents. People don’t use talents, talents uses people. What this means is that when you open up for your talents to use you, your job will become easier and better.

Your skills can take you far but your talents will take you farther. No matter how hard people try to stop your rising, they can’t stop a well developed workplace talent. Every business owner always looks for people who can help their businesses grow. The truth is, when you attract favour from the highest authority in your workplace, they will have no other choice but to pamper you.

Talented staffs always break protocols. My dad once broke protocols in his work by getting promoted when he wasn’t ripe for one simply because he engaged the use of his ‘intelligence’ talent at his workplace. So many people have gotten double promotion because their bosses just needed them at the top. A young man once became the manager of a multi national company in Nigeria barely six months after joining the company. He beat others who had been there for many years.