Sometimes it pays to be skeptical. However, if you find the short, simple truth staring you in the face and it relates to how to grow your business … maybe it’s a good idea to stop, hit “Pause,” and listen up. Here it is: If you are ready to grow your business commit to pay close, careful attention to the most significant element of your business — your people.

“Hmmm,” you say. We get it. In an era of big budget blockbusters, and special effect driven storytelling perhaps a humble “people-first” narrative could sound a little too modest and unpretentious. It could easily be dismissed for being, well, too simple. You might just walk right past it or find it so incredibly obvious you think maybe we are being obnoxious. None of which is the signature of this story. Another simple truth: We find transforming the people part of your business the most compelling “story line” in the business landscape!

Over the past 21 years, we’ve seen many business trends and lots of buzzwords come and go. Regardless, we continue to find this simple, powerful talent management remains relevant and true: the company with the best talent wins. Really. Think about it, your company’s competitive advantage, and most valuable asset, depends on the people you grow, attract and retain. Now, take a moment, and let that truth settle in.

So, we are curious: How committed are you to growing your team?

We believe the most impactful business leaders are multi-dimensional. Transform’s customized business consulting practice offers transformational coaching practice, leadership development or sales management training — to help bold leaders like you — embrace and think through a differentiation strategy focused on how to grow and keep a strong, high-performing team.

And, by the way, for those interested in talent-related issues, we found some “big picture” thinking in this annual benchmarking report. It provides key findings as well as in depth research, data and key metrics associated with growing, attracting and retaining talent. The Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2018 [PDF] may stir up some ideas.

Recently we read a post in Inc. about the 8 Simple Truths about Business. Sure enough. There is was again. People who focus on their personal and professional growth stand out in a crowded marketplace. How are you doing on the self-observation 30-day challenge? Be sure to check-in with your progress. Post and share insights with the Transform Community on our Facebook or LinkedIn pages. We are here to support you. Also, we would love to hear your reactions to our latest book, Transformational Tips: Mastering the Moments. Reader reviews on Amazon and Barnes & Noble help grow our community – so thank you, in advance, for sharing your insights to help build our brand.

As always, thanks for reading! We appreciate your continued support and commitment to your personal and professional growth.