Medici family: Inspiration to HR Managers

The Medici family, also known as the House of Medici, is said to be one of the most inflinfluential group in the Renaissance era. They first attained wealth and political power in Florence in the 13th century through its success in commerce and banking. The Medici’s had the vision and were instrumental in encouraging great talents like Leonardo da Vinci, Michaelangelo and in turn contributed immensely to the world of arts, science, humanities and politics.

So, what can modern Human Resources function learn from the Medici’s ?

1.Create and nurture diverse teams
Medicis had the skills and leadership to identify and nurture talent from diverse backgrounds. They earned the respect for their leadership ability to make people from diverse backgrounds work together

2. Encouraged T shaped skills
Created environment for Medici leaders and the spotted talents to have depth in a subject but also appreciation of wide variety of subjects (T shaped skills) E.g Leonardo da Vinci

3.Curiosity and vision
They had a vision for excellence and laid the foundation for Renaissance era. Through the vision they attracted great talent which made them world famous

4.Share knowledge
The work produced under Medici patronage started to get global attention and they were proud to send some of their talent to help other countries/economy gain from their expertise e,g to Middle East

5.Be a strong integrator
With diverse talents and huge breadth of work, Medici mastered the art of connecting the dots. They were able to ‘understand’ the different perspectives and effectively played the role to integrate different areas to create works par excellence

ResonVate Thought
The Medici family of Florence, Italy were pioneers in encouraging diversity in ideas and were instrumental nurturing great talent like Leonardo da Vinci.

I would like to ResonVate
with ideas on  creating value, teaming strategy,people in the forefront
which can be applied in  Recruitment, culture, teaming, project management
in areas like  Technology, Hospitality, Media & entertainment

Reference
http://www.history.com/topics/medici-family
http://www.history.com/news/history-lists/7-things-you-may-not-know-about-the-medicis
https://hbr.org/2015/07/great-leaders-can-think-like-each-member-of-their-team