The biggest enemy of talent is not genes, or opportunity, or luck. It’s poor practice. Poor practice wastes time, creates bad habits and worst of all, gives us the deceptive feeling we’ve accomplished something when, in fact, we haven’t.
The trouble is that poor practice is hard to identify. Perhaps in the future, some genius will invent a Practice-O-Meter that flashes red lights at us and sounds a horn when it detects ineffective, time-wasting practice. Until then, however, we have to make do with simpler methods.
So here, based on interviews with leaders and a sampling of scientific studies, are some of the warning signs that tell you when your practice is shallow – along with a few suggested cures.
This blog post is adapted from the Raise the Bar book – ‘A Leader’s Guide to Engagement‘ by Professor Damian Hughes. The book contains twenty-five great lessons from the most engaging leaders. To order your copy now, please click here.
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