Mr India Essay

1103 WordsJul 23, 20125 Pages
From Effectiveness to Greatness Based on Stephen Covey’s the 8th Habit, www.the8thhabit.com) Overview Context The Two Roads Find Your Voice and Inspire Others To Find Theirs Conclusion “Few of us can do great things, but all of us can do small things with great love.” Mother Teresa Context Integrate What You Learn Into Your Life To know and not to do, is really not to know To learn and not to do is not to learn To understand something and not apply it is really not to understand it It is only in the doing, the applying that knowledge and understanding are internalized Organizations Believe that high achievers are made, not born If staff are given enough information (knowledge) and trained long enough (skilled) they will be productive Training Focused on identifying which abilities staff are lacking and trying to fill in these unfortunate gaps “Areas for improvement” an euphemism for “Areas of weaknesses” Great Organizations Know the difference between knowledge, skills and talent Talent, channelled through the right job, is the one constant required for superior performance Intelligence is not a reliable indicator or superior performance, talent consistently is What Is Talent? Many people assume it is a special gift given only to a handful of people Talent is much more than this and a lot more pervasive than is generally viewed Everyone has talent – the natural predispositions that make each of us particularly effective When this recurrent pattern of thinking, feeling and behaviour is applied to the right role, superior performance is generated The trick is to find that role in which talents can be put to their best use How do we achieve greatness in any position and in any setting? By finding the right balance of four human attributes: talent, need, conscience and passion At the nexus of these four attributes is the

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