By "Jim Lein, Oracle Midsize-Oracle" on Jan 12, 2015
Well, it happened again. The Broncos fall short three years in a row in trying to win a Super Bowl with Peyton Manning at the helm. Granted, during that long spell of mediocrity between the Elway and Manning eras, Broncos fans would have been ecstatic to win a division title*. But Elway’s artful acquisition of arguably the best quarterback ever set the bar higher. Much, much higher.
This week, the Monday morning quarterbacks will be working overtime debating whether the Broncos can take another run at it with Manning. And whether Coach Fox is the man to guide the ship. Also, there is a looming dread associated with the anticipated exodus of talent at many key positions.
When it comes to acquiring, retaining, and managing talent, much can be learned from the major leagues...
says Pamela Stroko, Vice President, HCM Transformation and Thought Leadership at Oracle. Last fall, Stroko took the time to author this article, “Talent Lessons From the Major Leagues”. Drawing on her experiences as year round sports fanatic and an expert on talent, Stroko shares her insight on lessons every HR professional must learn:
- Make sure you have high performing talent in every role
- Performance matters—understand what you are buying
- It is never a great idea to throw your talent under the bus
- Hire for fit as well as for skill, capability, and smarts.
Download the full article to get the details.
Meanwhile, Colorado sports fans will regroup and look for some optimism for the future of our teams but that’s some tough fat to chew on. The Rockies never have the pitching they need. The Nuggets are unlikely to acquire that top 15 player that the NBA now requires to win a title. The Avalanche are hovering at .500. Good things is, we’re a pretty happy state and we’ve got plenty of other things to do.
Come Super Bowl Sunday, you can find me on the slopes of Loveland Ski Area. I won’t be in a hurry to get home in time for kickoff.
*yes, Orton and Tebow accomplished that feat but everyone knew they were overachieving and that the team didn’t’ have the talent to go deep in the playoffs.
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