AGL 201: Eric Shepherd on Talent Transformation

About Eric

Talent TransformationEric Shepherd is an accomplished leader of international businesses and associations focused on talent, assessments, and success. Eric recently stepped away from a CEO role where he worked to build a SaaS company into a multimillion-dollar international assessment software business. Eric has also led industry and standards initiatives to promote best practices for assessments, learning, and interoperability. He currently serves as Chair of the IEEE working group developing Recommended Practice for Defining Competencies. Eric has previously served on Boards and working groups that have included: – HR Open Standards that defines interoperability standards for HR technology. – Association of Test Publishers and the European Association of Test Publishers that represents providers of tests and assessment tools. Eric is a captivating public speaker and currently serves as the Executive Director of the Talent Transformation Guild.


Today We Talked About

  • Digital Transformation
  • Talent Transformation
  • Personality
  • Empathy
  • Perspectives
  • Communication
  • Quantify goals with numbers and metrics
  • 5 Dysfunctions of a team
  • Trust
  • Getting Commitment
  • Accountability
  • Force Field Analysis
  • Talent Transformation
  • Agile to Change
  • Learning
  • Psychological Safety

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