One powerful way that we can be catalysts for change in the world is to look for and support those around us who are taking risks and making bold moves in their own quest for change. When you are a change agent, it’s easy to get tunnel vision and focus only on your efforts to move the needle. But, it’s just as important to recognize those around you and provide your support to their change efforts. A voice of encouragement or show of support can provide the spark of inspiration for another change agent to keep going, to keep fighting, to keep believing.
As most of you know, I spent the better part of a decade as an HR executive striving to help my organizations do great work when it came to unleashing the talent of our people. The work of human resources is increasingly critical to the success of our organizations. At the same time, the quality of our systems, approaches and thinking just isn’t getting it done in our current environment and is no where in the neighborhood of being ready to meet the challenges of the future.
Change is needed–and fast.
It is in this spirit that I encourage you to consider attendance at TLNT’s Transform conference in Austin, Texas on Feb 27-28. For those of you who might be unfamiliar with TLNT.com, please give it a look. The tag line for the site is “The Business of HR” and they walk that talk. TLNT came onto the scene in the past two years to provide thought provoking content daily that nudges the HR industry forward.
But they decided that they wanted to do more than nudge. They wanted to create an event where those who are really serious about the work of HR and talent can come together in some meaty discussion about the future of this work. There are a lot of HR type conferences out there, but this is the first that I’ve seen on a large scale that is so fiercely dedicated to keeping the dialogue focused on the future. We need as much of this as we can get, so I applaud TLNT’s efforts on all fronts.
I hope that you will consider attending the Transform conference. As you will notice, part of the way I came to be aware of this event was that I was asked to be a part of it at Talent Anarchy with my colleague Joe Gerstandt. We will be talking how the future of talent has shifted from individual skills and abilities to the collective and collaborative power that exists between people. I am thrilled to be a part of this event.
Look over the rest of the agenda. This is going to be a powerful two days of great content, great discussion, and great networking. And we need to support this important change effort with our attendance so TLNT will make the decision to come back and do it again in the future for many years to come.
If you decide to attend and haven’t registered yet, you can use the discount code TF12JL when you register to save a little money. I hope to see you there.