Much of what we have been led to believe until now about ‘natural talent’ is being shown to be untrue. It’s been shown that it’s more about application and practice of skills than an inherent ability. The same applies to leadership skills where a process of turning the theory into practical action (and keeping trying) is the key to development of excellence
We live in a world where extroverted behaviour is rewarded and valued more than more reflective, introverted behaviour. This flows through into organisations where managers who are more extrovert than introvert tend to get noticed and promoted more readily, even though their capability is not necessarily any better than their introverted colleagues. It’s time for introverts to stand up and demonstrate the gifts they bring through their reflection; thinking; listening and relating abilities.
A focus on leveraging strengths rather than fixing weaknesses can be more effective in delivering high performance in business and other aspects of life.
Experience from learning how to play the guitar causes some reflection on the typical approach to development of leadership / business skills. A spaced / coaching approach is more likely to deliver results than an immersion approach.
Time spent developing our Positive Intelligence Quotient (PQ) can deliver increased happiness, improved sales, better relationships, higher performance in teams etc. Doing so requires the application of some simple mindfulness type techniques.