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No soup for you

Posted by Meg Bear on March 24, 2011

About once a quarter my husband makes the suggestion I should go into sales.

This is mostly based on his interest that I make more money, but it’s also tied to the fact that translating technology offerings into business value is something I do instinctively, and so it’s not a bad idea to want to monetize that better.

The problem with putting me in  a sales role, is that I am a bit of a Talent Soup Nazi.

I have a strong need to see customers provide tools to make the lives of employees and managers better.  Too often, I find customers planning to implement a painful or cumbersome process, without understanding what managers need.

Having dedicated myself to building great tools , I can’t help but have a “No soup for you” reaction, when people want to use my tools and don’t plan to actually make things better.

Managers need their talent tools that:

  • better align the talents of their teams to the needs of the business.
  • provide frameworks for critical conversations that bring out the best of their staff.
  • show them how to get their team in the right roles based upon their strengths and passions.

I’ve said it before — software is only a tool — you must first have a strategy or you will not accomplish great things.

Get a great plan, get a great tool..

don’t make me take back your soup!

3 Responses to “No soup for you”

  1. chet said

    (let’s see if you respond this time) 😉

    I’m a development Soup Nazi. A documentation Soup Nazi. A code format Soup Nazi. What else…?

    I think it means your passionate about what you do, that’s a good thing. In the context of your TalentedApps, it should be nurtured and fostered, passion doesn’t come around too often.


    • Meg Bear said

      oh my goodness did I forget to respond?! Passion I have, time.. not so much ;-).

      Thanks for reading and commenting Chet (or is that Mr. Nerd to me?). You have no idea how much that means to me personally.

  2. chet said

    It was a long time ago…didn’t I give you and Amy a hard time about it at OOW?

    Mr. Nerd is my father. 🙂

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