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.
67 Talent – something you’re born with; something you may or may not have to work at, more or less, to develop and improve. Skill – something you’re not born with; something you must work to develop and improve. Your combination of talent and skill that produces something unique to you is what sets you […]
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 have […]
31 How good…? Do you have to be…? To be good enough? Tough questions. Easy answer… You and I must be as good, or better, as our situations call for. What do I mean? I mean you and I must be able to rise to the level competency that our circumstances dictate and require to […]
… “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 because […]
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 me […]