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Published on May 7, 2009

Author: skoch3

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Here are the slides describing talents and hedgehog concepts in the context of students' future careers. It's the background to our final assignment for the semester: http://openwetware.org/wiki/User:Steven_J._Koch/Talents_assignment
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Lastly, I want to suggest some principles that can speed you to successful careers and happier lives Two books I want to tell you about…I highly recommend reading them!

Good to Great, Jim Collins Discovered many common traits of companies that went “good to great” Some of them are: “ Level 5 Leader”—Humble and driven People first, plans next Brutally honest & optimistic Hedgehog concept Discipline http://www.jimcollins.com/lab/hedgehog/p2.html Based on extensive research on how publicly traded companies transformed from good to great While the study was of companies, some of these principles are very applicable to our personal lives and careers.

Discovered many common traits of companies that went “good to great” Some of them are:

“ Level 5 Leader”—Humble and driven

People first, plans next

Brutally honest & optimistic

Hedgehog concept

Discipline

The Hedgehog Concept When you are thinking about your career or what you want to do in life, try weighing options with these three categories. Can you realistically be “the best” in that endeavor? Are you passionate, do you believe in it? Is there a noticeable benefit or reward from it?

When you are thinking about your career or what you want to do in life, try weighing options with these three categories.

Can you realistically be “the best” in that endeavor?

Are you passionate, do you believe in it?

Is there a noticeable benefit or reward from it?

Some rules that great managers break Great managers break these rules: "treat people as you like to be treated"; “ individuals are capable of almost anything" The authors have culled their observations from more than 80,000 interviews conducted by Gallup during the past 25 years. Wave-particle duality An electron is a wave AND a particle Same-different duality People are equivalent AND people are different “ Myth of fingerprints” AND Diversity Everyone is capable of greatness / Everyone can’t be great at a particular thing

Wave-particle duality

An electron is a wave AND a particle

Same-different duality

People are equivalent AND people are different

“ Myth of fingerprints” AND Diversity

Everyone is capable of greatness / Everyone can’t be great at a particular thing

Some rules that great managers break A particular job requires a certain collection of: TALENTS SKILLS KNOWLEDGE A great manager can determine which talents are required and which job applicants have those talents A successful (and happy) person figures out what their talents are and seeks out careers which utilize them. (But usually there’s a lot of luck involved)

A particular job requires a certain collection of:

TALENTS

SKILLS

KNOWLEDGE

A great manager can determine which talents are required and which job applicants have those talents

A successful (and happy) person figures out what their talents are and seeks out careers which utilize them. (But usually there’s a lot of luck involved)

Talents, Skills and Knowledge Skills and Knowledge can be taught and acquired. Talents are the “six lane highways” in our brains These are pretty much unchangeable in adults People are happy when they are doing things they are talented in Identifying your talents is not at all easy! “Sunday Night Blues Test”

Skills and Knowledge can be taught and acquired.

Talents are the “six lane highways” in our brains

These are pretty much unchangeable in adults

People are happy when they are doing things they are talented in

Identifying your talents is not at all easy! “Sunday Night Blues Test”

The books have common themes Talents People are the same: the “hedgehog concept” is generally applicable People are different: We all have different talents, different brains Identifying and using our talents are the key to success and happiness

The books have common themes My last assignment for you: Reflect back on this semester and perform the “Sunday Night Blues Test” Which of your classes were you most excited to attend, or most sad to miss? Which of your classes did you dread going to? What was the most fun assignment? The worst? *** And most importantly, can you identify innate talents to explain your emotions? Talents

My last assignment for you:

Reflect back on this semester and perform the “Sunday Night Blues Test”

Which of your classes were you most excited to attend, or most sad to miss?

Which of your classes did you dread going to?

What was the most fun assignment? The worst?

*** And most importantly, can you identify innate talents to explain your emotions?

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