Put a person with talent into a role they’re capable of doing, but doesn’t match their core competencies, and you’re simply waiting for their eventual, and costly exit.
70 Does it matter? Does any of it really matter? I guess that depends on what IT is… IT is anything that you spend significant amounts of your time on. IT is anything that you invest significant amounts of energy on. IT is anything that you care about. IT is anything that you’re passionate about.Continue reading “Seventy”
44 Drowning in the details? Encumbered by the unimportant? Tormented by tedium? Getting nickeled and dimed to death? Everyone’s been there. These are the times when you get so immersed in the trivial that you lose sight of the bigger picture. These are tricky times. These are dangerous times. The danger is the loss ofContinue reading “Forty-Four”
41 Be the Best at What You Do the Best It’s hard to fake sincerity and genuineness of soul. When people really love something, or love to do something, it shows. It’s unmistakable. You can feel it and you can see it. It’s infectious as well as inspiring. I love watching people who love doingContinue reading “Forty-One”
33 8 Steps to Get What You Want: 1) Know exactly what it is you’re after and why. More Clarity = Less Chaos. It doesn’t have to be just one thing, but it does have to be clearly your thing(s). 2) Be sure that what you want is something you’re both passionate about, AND haveContinue reading “Thirty-Three”
… “Are you willing and able?” It’s usually posed as a single question, when in fact, there are two very distinct things at play here. Willingness and ability are not the same thing of course, though we’re often led to believe they should be. Just because you can doesn’t mean you should. And just becauseContinue reading “Willing AND Able?”
This short video is of Malcolm Gladwell (The Tipping Point, Outliers) discussing the band Fleetwood Mac’s story as an illustration of the – often – very long time it takes to truly become great at something. The comment below it prompted my reponse that follows: “I don’t doubt he is correct about the time it takes to achieve greatness. To meContinue reading “Go Your Own Way”