Talent, Brains, or Hard Work – What’s the Secret of PERFORMANCE?

Asked to explain what is the key to peak performance, most people offer one of two answers – hard work or innate talent. But is that really the case? Is high performance really just a function of these two traits, or is there something more to it?

Watch our blog this week as Wayne reviews Wall Street Journal bestseller Talent is Overrated, by Geoff Colvin, to unveil the secret elements of superior performance and explain how to apply them in real life.

We’d love to hear what ideas you are adopting to improve the quality of your business.

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  1. Leadership by example is paramount in my opinion, but I am working the hardest to improve myself (habits, language, emotions, delegating, etc.) because I think this will pay dividends consistently throughout our company.

    • Great, Barry. I agree; change and improvement examples start at the top.

  2. Good stuff Wayne. Enjoyed it

    • Cool. Glad you like it, Hal.

  3. Corporately we have made a deliberate practice of talking/reminding others about our beliefs and culture when giving an opinion on a situation. For example, we believe we should treat others as we would want to be treated and to do the right thing no matter what. So if we are talking about a situation with a customer or employee, we ask these questions before we discuss the specific issue. (This one is a newer practice.) We have had a deliberate practice for years of reviewing job costs and billings on a monthly basis with the project manager. We review the bid schedule on a weekly basis with the estimators. We have a company wide safety meeting monthly.

    • Excellent, Hans! Thanks for outlining your practices.

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