#6 - Talent is a horse...do I know how to ride it?

Posted October 12, 2022 in
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Chris Marr

Global Coaching Perfomance Director

The other night while we were working late, Cara and I had Letterman's interviews on Netflix playing back-to-back, and I stopped what I was doing to watch the Jerry Seinfeld episode.

I quickly scribbled down what he said about talent so I could share it with you:

Talent is a horse that you just find yourself on, and the extent that you can learn to ride it or even throw you — that’s how I think of a career. A rider on a horse. You could be sitting on a stallion and have no idea how to ride it. You’re trying to control this talent, you have this talent, you discovered you have this thing and now it’s “how do I make it work?

...and it got me thinking about two things:
  1. Are you doing the work that allows you to put your talent to good use?
  2. What are you doing as a leader to bring out the talent in others?

As always, I'd love to read your thoughts and comments in the thread below 👇🏻


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