While preparing for both TEDx and the ATD conference in Denver, I’ve been sharing quite a few of my thoughts on the future of work and talent. At the personal core it will end up as a story of goodbyes. I’ve had the privilege to work for most the Dutch banks in the previous decade and I’ve made friends and acquaintances there along the way.

In the weekend of 20 and 21 February I had the pleasure to meet Silvi Mercier, a teacher at the International School in Eindhoven and one of my fellow TEDxStrijp speakers.

Silvi told me a story that I’d like to share with you.

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In my daily working practice I began to notice a huge contrast between the preferred learning styles of high potentials and the design of talent programs.