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In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Daniel Im breakdown the leadership book Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else by Geoff Colvin. In their conversation they discuss the following questions:
- What’s the book and why does it matter?
- Overview of the book
- How applicable is the book to leadership in my church?
- What are things churches should ignore from the book?
- What can you do this week in light of the book?
“One of the things he doesn’t talk about in the book is talent being an important factor.”
“Some of the people that do become the most successful aren’t the people you would think.”
“Deliberate practice is not fun.”
“If the activities that lead to greatness were easy and fun, then everyone would do them and they would not distinguish the best from the rest.”
“The scarce resource is no longer money. It is human ability. The roadblocks we face are mostly imaginary.”
“At the end of the day, it really is about discipline.”
“It’s not just practice for practice sake, it’s designed specifically to improve performance.”
“Wherever you are, be all there, and be in with your mind.”
“If you are doing it right, it is exhausting.”
“Set goals. Self-observation. Get feedback afterwards. And repeat that over and over again.”
“I find that when it comes to work, you need to put in those rhythms.”
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