5 results for tag: talent


10 Surprising Lessons from the World’s Most Successful Talent Hotbed

Here's a fascinating question. If you had the chance to take an insider look at one of the world's most successful talent hotbeds, which would you choose? Daniel Coyle, the author of The Talent Code, defines talent hotbeds as places where usually are small, low-key, operations but produces extraordinary disproportionate results. For instance, Coyle visited a dilapidated facility in Russia with a single tennis court that over a period of three years produced more top twenty professional tennis players than the entire United States. What perhaps the talent hotbed that produces the most amazing results isn't Russia. It's China, namely the ...

5 Ways to Pick a High Quality Teacher or Coach

Research confirms what we all know anecdotally or intuitively - that great teachers/mentors/coaches make a real difference in our lives. The hardest part is finding great teachers, mentors, and coaches.  Here's some excellent advice from Daniel Coyle on how to find high quality teachers/mentors/coaches. If I were you, I'd be taking some notes!  1) Avoid Someone Who Reminds You of a Courteous Waiter This species of teacher/coach/mentor is increasingly abundant in our world: one who focuses his efforts on keeping you comfortable and happy, on making things go smoothly, with a minimum of effort. This is the kind of person who covers a ...

A 2-Minute Video That Might Change the Way You Think About Talent

[youtube=www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfUvchfrcS0] Today morning was a big day. If you're a Korean, you know what I mean. Every Korean was cheering for Yu-na Kim, the defending champion of Ladies's figure skating, to capture her second consecutive gold medal in the Ladies' Figure Skating event at Sochi after her stunning performance at Vancouver Olympics.  At the end of the performance, there were bursts of outcry on the questionable judging. "Queen Yu-na" ended up with a silver medal. Many felt Yu-na was robbed from her gold medal after her flawless performance and questionable judging.  Nonetheless, the world recognized the brilliance ...

Google’s Secret of Hiring the Best People

“Development can help great people be even better— but if I had a dollar to spend, I’d spend 70 cents getting the right person in the door.” —Paul Russell, Director, Leadership & Development, Google Have you ever struggled with “getting the right people on the bus, wrong people off the bus, and the right people in the right seats?” If the answer is the affirmative, you are not alone. In fact, The Economist reported that finding the right people is singlehandedly the largest problem in business today. In Geoff Smart and Randy Street’s remarkable book, Who: The A Method for Hiring  they provide simple, effective, and systematic ...

Why God Wants You To Discover Your Strengths

My Strength Inspired Journey While I was in college, I served as the HR Director at my business school’s student society. One of my key agendas was to ensure we had the right recruitment and selection process in place so that the student executive team could, as Jim Collins put it, place the right people on the bus, wrong people off the bus, and the right people in the key seats before they figure out where to drive the bus. In this quest of designing the process, I came across an interview question that hit me like a brick:   “If you were to write your epitaph, what would you write?”   I clearly remember myself dumbfounded as I ...