Edina, Minn. — April 9, 2007
Wilson Learning Corp., a worldwide provider of human performance improvement solutions, has announced the availability of its latest point-of-view position paper, “Individual Effectiveness: Creating the Effective Workforce.”
The new paper summarizes Wilson Learning’s 40-plus years of experience on the skills critical for high performance.
“The struggle is similar in any organization or function,” President Tom Roth said. “A salesperson may be loved by his or her customers and win a big deal, but when it comes to supporting the implementation, they are unable to execute effectively.
“Simply put, someone may have great expertise and knowledge about the technical aspects of their job, but they are unable to communicate clearly and effectively or handle certain situations inherent in the position.”
According to the paper, it is clear that effective individuals are more than just the sum of their technical or professional experience.
“Our experience and research shows that what separates the exceptional performer from the rest is that they have developed a core set of ‘transferable skills’,” said Dr. Michael Leimbach, Wilson Learning Worldwide vice president of research and design.
Job-specific talents are critical to performance, but what sets some individual’s apart are skills in three core domains: purposeful communication, inspired thinking and fulfilled self.
Highly effective people maintain a balance of all of these; in their life, their communications, their approach to thinking through problems and their relationship between society and themselves.