Talent is overrated

Talent

Our clients are telling us that talent development and retention are firmly back on the agenda Read  “Talent is Overrated – What Really Separates World-Class Performers from everybody else” by Geoff Colvin.

Why?

  • Why are some people– so incredibly accomplished at what they do, while millions of others in those same fields never rise above mediocrity?
  • Why are some people so extraordinarily creative and innovative?
  • Why can some continue to perform astoundingly at ages when conventional wisdom says it’s impossible?

Special gift?

Almost all of us think we know the answer to those questions: The lucky few super performers were born with a special gift, an innate ability to do exactly what they do so extremely well? But Geoff Colvin found that we’re mostly wrong. A growing body of scientific research shows that it isn’t so – those specific natural abilities don’t explain great performance.

Deliberate practice

Instead, the key is what researchers call deliberate practice – but beware, because it isn’t what most of us do when we think we’re practising. It’s a well-defined set of activities that world-class performers pursue diligently. More of it equals better performance. Tons of it equals great performance.

sensemaking cover

Why reinvent the wheel and why not learn from the best business thinkers? And why not use that as a platform to make better business decisions? Alone or as a team.

Sense making; morality, humanity, leadership and slow flow. A book about the 14 books about the impact and implications of technology on business and humanity.

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Ron Immink

I help companies by developing an inspiring and clear future perspective, which creates better business models, higher productivity, more profit and a higher valuation. Best-selling author, speaker, writer.

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