I run workshops for groups of people in medium and large organisations. And one of the questions I ask my workshop participants is, “What are the attributes of a peak performer?” And I mean ‘peak’, as in performance that really makes a dent in your universe.
This is a fundamental question, that goes right to the heart of work, talent, and great people. And the list of attributes that participants throw up is pretty much the same every time = passionate, visionary, enthusiastic, creative, self-belief, no fear, driven, energetic, goal orientated, open minded, tenacious.
And here’s the thing: they don’t teach this stuff at school, at TAFE, or at any university. There is no accredited qualification in ‘Passion’ or ‘Self-belief’ or ‘Tenacity’. These lessons are learned by participating in The School of Life, not by sitting behind a desk or learning out of a book.
Here’s me making the point in an interview …