Deliberate practice vs. talent

In my last post “Your strengths” I placed the emphasis on discovering one’s strengths, which is a mixture of talent, knowledge and experience. One of my clients pointed out that on my website www.abplan.co.za,  I highlighted the findings of Geoff Colvin under the title “Personal greatness.” Colvin, my client correctly pointed out, holds the view that talent is overrated as for many people success is more a case of “deliberate practice” and of becoming extraordinarily proficient in practicing whatever they do. Continue reading

Your strengths

You could achieve much more on a daily basis if you load your day with things you love doing. Would you agree? However, this presupposes that you do not simply start working when you get to your office in the morning. It also means that you do not simply accept your workload as is. Continue reading