What do we mean by talent?

Each of us has a range of talents. However, not everyone is fully aware of what these talents might be, how they might be developed or how they might connect with other people interested in similar outcomes. In 2013 we undertook research to determine what was meant by talent and concluded that there was not a single definition (see the Institute’s 2013 research in Working Paper 2013/03 – Exploring Talent). From the Institute’s perspective, talent is a mixture of personality, character and focused practice (which leads to skills), but most importantly we believe that character is key.

This is the first of our seven assumptions.

Talent circle