Talent Is Overrated

Talent Is Overrated

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Talent is often seen as the top priority when hiring others and when we examine our own lives. But is talent THE determining factor in success and high performance? Or are there other characteristics that may matter more?

Talent is merely an entry point. Without it, we don’t get to join the team and play. But it in no way guarantees that we’ll become an A player. 

What about drive, the willingness to push ourselves, to endure discomfort, to overcome adversity, to owning our own outcomes, to avoid excuse-making, the commitment to figure it out (whatever IT may be)? What about our willingness to do what must be done so we can perform at the highest level? 

Listen in as Lisa and I discuss what we’ve seen out here in the real world of high performance teams, organizations and individuals.

Be well. Do good. Grow great!

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Grow Great a public sector leadership podcastAbout the hosts: Randy Cantrell brings over 4 decades of experience as a business leader and organization builder. Lisa Norris brings almost 3 decades of experience in HR and all things "people." Their shared passion for leadership and developing high-performing cultures provoked them to focus the Grow Great podcast on city government leadership.

The work is about achieving unprecedented success through accelerated learning in helping leaders and executives "figure it out." 

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