Why Talent and Hard Work Have Little to Do with Performance
Elite performance provocateur, Art Turock describes why performance is not simply a product of natural talent and hard work. Decades of behaviorial science research indicate deliberate practice has a far greater influence in determining who becomes an expert or elite performer.
“From my first phone conversation with you, I knew Applica was hiring more than a customary motivational speaker. While we were inspired and and enjoyed your humor, your greatest strength was blending in group coaching that helped us diminish the current obstacles to collaboration between sales and marketing. You took our 30-person team through a number of one-on-one coaching exchanges where each person found their justifications for plateaus to be less significant and flimsy.” – Barry Witte: Applica Consumer Products VP North American Sales
Art’s wakeup call sparked by taking up sprinting at age 56 despite having no prior track background. Motivated by sheer intrigue to discover a new capacity,
Art woke up from sleepy narcotic waves of inflated competence. As an elite performance provocateur, he wakes up his clients to see opportunities where they unknowingly derail themselves from becoming elite performers.
The Learning-While-Working Game-Changer Strategy
Turock describes the mindset that allows organizations to design work processes where continual learning and skill improvement occur while real work still gets done.