Have you ever wondered what Pride and Prejudice has to do with talent acquisition? No? To be honest, I’d be surprised if you had.
As you read through this post, you might-well find the Pride and Prejudice parallels odd coming from a man known widely as “bigtalljohn.” But I shamelessly admit, perhaps nudged by several of the female influences in my life, I have read and enjoyed Jane Austen’s literary classic and I think there a few great takeaways we can learn from the tenacious Elizabeth Bennet.
There’s a scene in Pride and Prejudice where Caroline Bingley and Mr. Darcy list all the qualities of an accomplished woman. She is a woman who carries herself with style and grace, mastered in the arts of music, singing, dancing, drawing and the modern languages. And, of course, she’s an avid reader.
Hearing this description, Lizzie Bennet retorts, “I never saw such a woman. She would certainly be a fearsome thing to behold.”