EP29 - Develop Today’s Team for Tomorrow’s World of Work. Interview with Eric Shepherd
Eric Shepherd is an accomplished leader of international businesses and associations focused on talent, assessments, and success. Eric recently stepped away from a CEO role where he worked to build a SaaS company into a multi-million-dollar international assessment software business. Eric has also led industry and standards initiatives to promote best practices for assessments, learning, and interoperability. He currently serves as Chair of the IEEE P1484.20.2 working group developing Recommended Practice for Defining Competencies. Eric has previously served on Boards and working groups for:HR Open Standards that defines interoperability standards for HR technology.Association of Test Publishers and the European Association of Test Publishers that represents providers of tests and assessment tools.The IEEE P1484.20.1 Standard for Learning Technology—Data Model for Reusable Competency Definitions working group.IMS which defines interoperability standards for educational technology. Eric was instrumental in developing the IMS QTI interoperability standard and assisted with the US Department of Defense Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) initiative to define the Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) and the Aviation Industry Computer-Based Training Committee (AICC) to define launch and track standards for Learning Management Systems.
375: Develop Today’s Team for Tomorrow’s World of Work with Eric Shepherd
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Talent Transformation unearths the twelve fundamental factors for long-term organizational success. It reveals how to keep pace with the future of work and overcome the challenges posed by the Fourth Industrial Revolution.The post 375: Develop Today’s Team for Tomorrow’s World of Work with Eric Shepherd first appeared on Read to Lead Podcast.
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About EricEric Shepherd is an accomplished leader of international businesses and associations focused on talent, assessments, and success. Eric recently stepped away from a CEO role where he worked to build a SaaS company into a multimillion-dollar international assessment software business. Eric has also led industry and standards initiatives to promote best practices for assessments, learning, and interoperability. He currently serves as Chair of the IEEE working group developing Recommended Practice for Defining Competencies. Eric has previously served on Boards and working groups that have included: - HR Open Standards that defines interoperability standards for HR technology. - Association of Test Publishers and the European Association of Test Publishers that represents providers of tests and assessment tools. Eric is a captivating public speaker and currently serves as the Executive Director of the Talent Transformation Guild.Today We Talked AboutDigital TransformationTalent TransformationPersonalityEmpathyPerspectivesCommunicationQuantify goals with numbers and metrics5 Dysfunctions of a teamTrustGetting CommitmentAccountabilityForce Field AnalysisTalent TransformationAgile to ChangeLearningPsychological SafetyConnect with EricBookWebsiteTwitterLinkedInI hope you enjoyed this show, please head over to Apple Podcasts and subscribe and leave me a rating and review, even one sentence will help spread the word. Thanks again!Private Internet AccessI’ve been a customer of Private Internet Access for over 3 years now and I love this service. I was at a security conference a few years ago and I connected to the hotel wifi. Immediately my endpoint protection software began to alert me of hacking attempts. I launched my VPN from Private Internet Access and all of the attempts were stopped. My data and internet connection was secure. Another great use of the VPN service is connect from different geo locations, which is very helpful when testing DNS and CDN caching. To get a your VPN account starting at $3.33 per month, please visit https://ageekleader.com/vpn
Eric Shepherd is the Co-Founder of Talent Transformation, a member-driven organization promoting best practices via conferences, webinars, podcasts, articles, white papers, research, and conversations. He is an accomplished leader of international businesses and associations focused on talent, assessments, and success. Eric recently stepped away from a CEO role where he worked to build a SaaS company into a multi-million-dollar international assessment software business.
Eric Shepherd is the former CEO of Question Mark. In 2019 he stepped down and now runs a non-profit company called Talent Transformation, focused on helping individuals understand the future, leadership, and learning. Tom Fox welcomes Eric onto his week’s show as they discuss the ways organizations can better develop through a focus on learning rather than training.The Rise in TechnologyWith the rise in technological advances and automation, machines will be replacing human tasks, and what this means is that individuals will need to acquire new skills. “People will need to learn new skills and be more agile in their approach to work,” Eric says. “Just as technology is going to disrupt a lot of jobs, we can also use technology to help us learn the skills required for the 21st century,” he adds. He iterates that communication, collaboration, and conflict resolution are some of the most important skills that need to be developed and nurtured. Eric also adds that employees will feel bitter at having been displaced, and it is up to society to provide learning systems to help them transition into new roles.Talent Transformation PyramidEric had a good understanding of assessing knowledge skills and abilities but not of assessing behaviors, emotional intelligence, or personality traits. Understanding how mindset and skillset would support readiness and performance was important. “How would people be ready to do tasks and how would they perform but being based on both their behaviors and social-emotional intelligence,” he adds. He explains to Tom that the concept was hard to explain to people, so he created the ‘talent transformation pyramid’, showing how personality traits and cognitive systems would support performance at an individual level, team level, and organizational level. CEO Sets The CultureTom asks Eric what he sees as the CEO’s role in talent transformation, especially in regards to the coronavirus pandemic. Eric stresses that the CEO has to set the organizational culture and that that culture would differ depending on what business they’re running. In these uncertain times, employees are being bombarded with different fears that will affect their work performance. CEOs need to address those fears and establish a culture that says wellness, psychological safety, and inclusion are important. It has to come from the top, he argues.Learning Through CultureEric reiterates that the majority of repetitive tasks are going to be replaced by machines. What this means for humans in the future is that there will be more focus on creativity, communication, collaboration, and cooperation. Learning through culture will see organizations become more successful because they are being more creative and embracing the possibilities of the future. “The company that can embrace those talents and those skills is actually going to be more efficient, and having greater efficiency would lead to greater profitability simply because they're more agile and they're more nimble.”Learning Rather Than TrainingTom asks Eric to explain how the pandemic has changed his approach. Eric explains that now his company acts more as business advisors rather than doing actual assessments. With the impact of COVID-19, Eric has been uploading a lot of content to YouTube and his company’s website. Tom also asks Eric what companies need to think about in the next few years in regards to talent transformation. “Think about learning rather than training. Think about culture.”ResourcesEric Shepherd | LinkedIn, Twitter TalentTransformation.firstname.lastname@example.orgTalent Transformation by Eric Shepherd and Joan Phaup
Host Warren Wandling takes you behind the scenes to get to know a variety of leaders and the keys to their success. Discover strategies, tips and resources from leaders and entrepreneurs who have overcome obstacles to build resilience and achieve success. In this episode, Warren introduces you to Eric Shepherd. Episode 70 – Talent Transformation with […] The post Talent Transformation with Eric Shepherd appeared first on Warren Wandling.
Fellow podcast host and talent coach, Eric Shepherd, is our guest today. Eric was one of the very first people who used technology to create a virtual work team back in the 90s. He moved from the UK to help with ADSL technology to launching his own consulting firm. Eric shares his 12 Steps system to transforming talent so that individuals, teams and organizations can embrace the ever-changing work environment. To get Eric’s new book, Talent Transformation, and learn about how he can help you, go to www.talenttransformation.com. He also has a site where he is giving away some of this content at www.talenttransformationpyramid.org.During the show, we discuss the importance of knowing yourself and becoming clear about your “why” and your end in mind. However, the first step is to clarify and confirming what’s most important to you and what excites you in your life. To achieve this, CRG encourages you to consider our powerful new online course experience, so you can live a life with more purpose and passion: The Quest For Purpose eCourse (based on our book of the same name). We take you through a step-by-step process to help you clarify, confirm and then live your life on purpose to increase your fulfilment, engagement and success in life. To learn more and register, go to https://crgleader.com/the-quest-for-purpose-ecourse/.If you want to take yourself to the next level, personally or professionally, consider our Professional Mastery & Assessment Certification workshop. This three-day in-depth experience will transform your life. To find out more, go to: https://www.crgleader.com/certification.Thank you in advance for subscribing, sharing and posting a positive review and/or comment as we expand our impact to encourage and inspire others.Until next time,Keep Living On Purpose!Dr. Ken Keis
This week on Downtown Depot, host Austin Meek sits down with Eric Shepherd, executive director of the Waco Civic Theater. He discusses all things drama in Central Texas, ways the musical "Hamilton" is shaping the industry, and how community theaters can bounce back during and after Covid-19. Before that conversation, he shines the small business spotlight on Erin Ward of Pura Vida Paddle.
Eric and I talk about his new, gorgeous album, White Ribbon Highway. Interspersed amongst the discussion are samples of each of the nine tracks. ENJOY!You can purchase the album here: http://whiteribbonhighway.bandcamp.com/album/2