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When entrepreneurs begin their journey, human capital is not typically the first thing their mind drifts towards. Most likely, they are trying to figure out what customers they are going to serve or sell to and what they need to make or do to create a profit.
In this webinar for leaders and entrepreneurs, CEO Rahul Singh explains how to integrate human capital development into the culture of a startup – even when it is comprised of just one or two people. Singh will show us why a company that emphasizes knowledge management, communications, organization, and training will be a leading one because it’s people will be better, faster, and more qualified than the competition.
Rahul Singh addresses:
• Communications strategies
• Leadership development through knowledge management
• Team building through real world examples while starting and growing an internet technology and software architecture firm.
• How his company’s growth has been directly tied to building up the team’s individuals into better team members.
Much of the presentation builds upon knowledge gained through experience in knowledge management internally as well as working for clients. Several ideas such as the “learning organization” and “personal mastery” are borrowed from thinkers such as Peter Senge and Peter Drucker.
About the Presenter:
Rahul Singh has spent the last 15 years working on Internet companies. At the age of 16, he started his first company in his parents basement to service 3000 hosting customers while going to High School. After designing, building, and migrating everything to a datacenter, he decided to try consulting. He helped his clients solve difficult problems related to creating highly scalable internet applications in organizations large and small such as MCI, ATT, Merrill Lynch, American Legacy Foundation. After a year learning the meaning of service in the restaurant industry, he took off from entrepreneurship to finish his education at Georgetown and worked at various consulting firms to service clients such as USPS, Miller Brewery and later with non-profits such as Feeding America, AICPA, AFT and ACLU.
Why did I choose this resource?
I chose to read this source because I truly believe that managing human intellect in the correct strategic way is what is most important in propelling a company forward in today’s rapid changes.
What did you learn from it?
I learned that professional intellect creates most of the value in the new economy. Some of the best practices for developing professional intellect are recruiting the best people, forcing development and increasing challenges, and evaluating. Some large organizations practice these few things such as Merrill Lynch and NovaCare.
- The value of intellect increases markedly as one moves up the scale from cognitive knowledge to self-motivated creativity
- The best organizations push their professionals beyond the comfort of their book knowledge
- The tendency of each profession to regard itself as an elite with special values may get in the way of cross-disciplinary sharing
- At Merrill Lynch, people share knowledge because their compensation is attached to the mosaic of peer relationships
- How groups communicate is as important as the knowledge each center of excellence may have
What is Professional Intellect?
The true professional commands a body of knowledge- a discipline that must be updated constantly. The professional intellect of an organization operates on four levels, presented here in order of increasing importance.
- Cognitive Knowledge – is the basic mastery of a discipline that professionals achieve through extensive training and certification. This knowledge is essential, but usually far from sufficient, for commercial success.
- Advanced Skills – translate “book learning” into effective execution. The ability to apply the rules of a discipline to complex real-world problems is the most widespread value-creating professional skill level.
- Systems understanding- is deep knowledge of the web of cause and effect relationships underlying a discipline. It permits professionals to move beyond the execution of tasks to solve larger and more complex problems- and to create extraordinary value. Professionals with know-why can anticipate subtle interactions and unintended consequences. The ultimate expression of systems understanding is highly trained intuition- for example, the insight of a seasoned research director who knows instinctively which projects to fund and exactly when to do so.
- Self-motivated creativity- consists of will, motivation, and an adaptability for success. Highly motivated and creative groups often outperform groups with greater physical/financial resources.
How can we as a company or individuals use this?
By striving to define, develop, and leverage professional intellect, we can best use our resources to further benefit our future endeavors.