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Rethinking Potential: Should we Search for Hidden Gems, Shy-Po’s and Repressed Performers?
There may be high potentials in our midst who have been passed-over in our talent review processes because they don't meet the conventional definition of potential or because the process didn't work as it was designed. These individuals not only exist, say the proponents of Hidden Gems, but it is an organization's responsibility to look for them.
In "Rethinking Potential: Should we Search for Hidden Gems, Shy-Po’s and Repressed Performers?", we explore how likely it is that Hidden Gems exist, where they might be found and whether the search for them is worth the effort. One possible category of Hidden Gems we labeled Shy-po's -- individuals who would be high potentials but who aren't willing to display or admit to having the ambition to that status.