Double Down on Your Talents

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The following is a short book preview contributed by the Ohio State University Leadership Center.

Are You Fully Charged?: The 3 Keys to Energizing Your Work and Life
Tom Rath, San Francisco: Silicon Guild (2015)

“There is something that you can do better than anyone else in the world. You were born with talents as unique as your DNA. Perhaps, you have noticed how some people have a natural ability to comfort others in times of need. Another person has an innate curiosity and is always learning. And the next person has a great deal of talent for selling and persuading. These differences create far more diversity than broad categories of gender, race, age, or nationality do. This diversity of talent is what makes individuals distinct from another.

Yet society keeps telling you that you can be anything you want to be…if you just try hard enough. This age-old inspirational myth does more harm than good. While people can overcome adversity and are remarkably resilient, the most potential for growth and development lies in the areas where you have natural talent to start with. The more time you spend building on who you already are, the faster you will grow.”

Are You Fully Charged is available from the OSU Leadership Center.

Learn how the Ohio State University Leadership Center is inspiring others to take a leadership role that empowers the world at the OSU Leadership Center website.

Jim Canterucci

I don't know everything. But I want to. The focus of our firm, Transition Management Advisors, is to develop leadership capabilities to create a championship culture, generate innovation, and successfully lead the resulting changes.

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