Ready to Accelerate Your Impact? Here's How...
My teenage son has been playing French horn since the third grade. I vividly recall how, at 8 years old, he spotted the most beautiful horn at Sam Ash NYC. Since then, he has been involved in youth orchestras, adult wind ensembles, marching band, symphonic bands, and several regional groups for which the competition is intense.
Jonathan has a natural affinity for his instrument. He takes weekly lessons with a professional horn player and he practices religiously. He plays beautifully, beyond his years, and is gaining recognition and new opportunities all the time.
Success, as we all know, isn’t an overnight phenomenon. It comes of identifying your skills and passions -- aligning what you do best with what you most enjoy -- and finding ways to use your talents to bring unique value to the extraordinary work of being a leader.
What Do You Bring?
If you are like many of the high achieving senior executives whom I advise, you are a results-driven, humble leader who prefers not to toot your own horn (no pun intended!) Or perhaps, you are your own worst critic, choosing to focus on gaps rather than strengths, and continually asking yourself,
What do I have to fix?
You may downplay your talents and successes, but remember, it’s almost certainly strengths that led to the majority of your accomplishments.