Defining The Difference Between Ability and the Ability to Achieve
Success is more than winning the trophy. It's earning the respect of the people in the community where you work and where you live. It's finding the best within others by sharing the best you have to call on in yourself. It comes by recognizing the difference between leading and driving and helping others to see the same.
This is one of my favorite talks and areas of study. The goal of this program is to help people reach a level of "Mature Productivity" - productivity that can be sustained over a long period of time, the ability to make use of good planning and time management skills, and with the elimination of exhausting last minute, just-before-the-deadline, pushes. It is based in large part on the research of Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D. and helps us understand what we’ve learned about ability and achievement over the last 100 years.
We now understand, more clearly than ever before, why some of us succeed and why some of us fail, why some of us can deal with setbacks and others are overwhelmed by them. We have learned why talent and intelligence are frequently - far too frequently - overwhelmed by our predetermined patterns of decision making.
In this program, if you are looking to improve your own productivity, you will learn about your strengths - and weaknesses - in laying out long-term plans, working them effectively, and being able to modify them as time goes on.
As a manager it will help you spot and understand the weaknesses in your team and in its individual members of your team that are hampering productivity. Your people will learn to make much more effective use of the talents and skills they bring to their jobs.
If you are a parent seeking to help your child make better use of his or her talents, this program can be of enormous help to you. The ideas and skills taught here will help your kids be calmer and be less susceptible to outside influences that are destructive to their self-esteem, their productivity and their academic efforts.
This program provides insights to these questions: