Excellence - why natural talent is a myth

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35 slide presentation (timed to about 90mins) delivered at JCI.

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The point argued is that there is no such thing as natural talents or 'gifts', but that all world class performance comes from hard, deliberate practice.

Sources are mainly Malcolm Gladwell and K. Anders Eriksson.

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Excellence - why natural talent is a myth

  1. 1. Excellence<br />
  2. 2. THINK OF YOUR FRIENDS<br />
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  5. 5. Their super powers<br />Theynever go Autopilot<br />Theysee more details<br />Theyinterpretmeaningbetter<br />They look furtherahead<br />Theyknow more from less<br />Theymake finer discriminations<br />Theykeepgoingno matter what<br />
  6. 6. HARD WORK<br />
  7. 7. GENIOUS<br />
  8. 8. SPECIAL TALENT<br />
  9. 9. ”The difference betweenexpert performers and normal adultsreflect a life-longperiod of deliberateeffort to improve performance”<br />
  10. 10. HOW DO YOU BECOME EXCELLENT?<br />
  11. 11. YOU MUST MEET THE THRESHOLD<br />
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  14. 14. KNOW WHAT YOU WANT TO EXCEL IN<br />
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  17. 17. DESIGNED TO IMPROVE PERFORMANCE<br />
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  20. 20. IT CAN BE REPEATED<br />
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  23. 23. FEEDBACK IS AVAILABLE<br />
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  26. 26. MENTALLY DEMANDING<br />
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  29. 29. IT IS NOT FUNNY<br />
  30. 30. EVERY DAY FOR 10 YEARS<br />
  31. 31. Why is this a problem?Whyisn’tgood okay? Whydoes excellent matter?<br />
  32. 32. All the world’sa stage<br />
  33. 33. IT’S A BRAVE NEW WORLD<br />
  34. 34. EXCELLENCE IS MEANINGFUL<br />
  35. 35. Litterature and references<br />Malcolm Gladwell, ’Outliers’ <br />K. Anders Eriksson ed. ’The Road to Excellence.<br />Cavey ’Talent is overrated’<br />Jim Collins, ’Built to Last’ and ’Good to Great’.<br />
  36. 36. Ulrik Lehrskov - Schmidt <br />Ulrik holds a masters degree in analyticalPhilosophy from The University of Aarhus and has studiedboth Marketing Management and Decision Theory at Harvard University. He is a certified coach from IDT. <br />Ulrik is the general manager of World In Property Ltd., thatprovidesnews, analysis and networking to the real estatesectors in 6 European countries.<br />He has formerly held positions withinbothmanagemetconsultantcy and public management. <br />Ulrik speakson a variety of subjectsincluding:<br /><ul><li>Excellenc and high performance in people and organizations.
  37. 37. Personalproductivity – and achievinglifegoals.
  38. 38. Learningtechniques (reading, notation, memory, functionalanalysis etc.)</li></ul>Email: Lehrskov@gmail.com<br />

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