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ATD's Action Guide to Talent Development: A Practical Approach to Building Your Organization's TD Effort by Elaine Biech

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CHAPTER 7

Enhance Your Organizational and Industry Savvy

To implement a talent development effort depends on your skills as a systems thinker and your knowledge of your organization and its industry. Limited knowledge about finance, strategy, your customers, how success is measured, and how the organization achieves its strategic imperative will severely curtail your success. You also need to know how to maneuver within the organization’s culture and climate, who really makes decisions, and what influences projects that are selected for completion.

You need to be organizationally savvy—to know how to think, influence, and add value within your organization.

You are a trusted advisor to your leaders, who expect that you know as much about the ...

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