Skills

A Quote by Earl Shoaf on problems, skills, challenge, and wisdom

Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better. Don't wish for fewer problems, wish for more skills. Don't wish for less challenges, wish for more wisdom.

Earl Shoaf

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A Quote by Stephen Shapiro on passion, skills, and bliss

Focus not just on passion, but also on skills and value. Following your bliss is not enough. You must have the necessary skills to be successful. Ask yourself the following questions: What are you known for being good at? How can you gain other necessary skills? Who can you collaborate with to fill your skill gaps? In addition, you must create value for others. Ask yourself the following questions: How can you make a living at this? How can you help the world value your contribution? How can you creatively stay true to your passion while having the success you desire?

Stephen Shapiro

Source: Turning a Passion into a Profession: http://www.steveshapiro.com/2008/01/14/innovation-in-globe/

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Larry Brilliant on people manager, leadership, skills, and business

If there's a big problem and you've got the right people with you, usually the answer emerges and you do what's the obvious thing to do. I don't think of myself as some great manager or great leader. I've been very lucky to be in the positions that I've been in. I meet a lot of people and I've grown a lot of companies, and I meet a lot of CEOs at big enterprises. I'm always so surprised at how much they seem to know. It doesn't always seem to be correlated to how well they actually do. My experience is that people who are modest and who appreciate the value and the contributions of others do a lot better than those who are constantly reaffirming what they think are their own skill sets.

Larry Brilliant

Source: A Life of Service: Conversation with Larry Brilliant, M.D.: http://globetrotter.berkeley.edu/Elberg/Brilliant/brilliant-con4.html

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Mitch on implementer, idea, creative, process, business, management, and skills

Implementers don’t care about the origins of ideas or the creative process; they are too busy with their own concerns, while idea people don’t often value the necessary financial and business management skills necessary for execution.

Mitch Thrower

Source: "The Attention Deficit Workplace" by Mitch Thrower

Contributed by: Mitch

A Quote by Stephen R. Covey on talents, skills, passion, voice, and motivation

There's a common misconception that a person's skill is their talent. Skills, however, are not talents. Talents, on the other hand, require skills. People can have skills and knowledge in areas where their talents do not lie. If they have a job that requires their skills but not their talents, organizations will never tap into their passion or voice. They'll go through the motions, but this will only make them appear to need external supervision and motivation.

If you can hire people whose passion intersects with the job, they won't require any supervision at all. They will manage themselves better than anyone could ever manage them. Their fire comes from within, not from without. Their motivation is internal, not external.

Stephen Covey (1932 -)

Source: The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness, Pages: 76-77

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by John Eliot on skills, trusting mindset, flow, and high performance

Like squirrels, the best in every business do what they have learned to do without questioning their abilities - they flat out trust their skills, which is why we call this high-performance state of mind the "Trusting Mindset."

John Eliot

Source: Overachievement: The New Model for Exceptional Performance, Pages: 6

Contributed by: Jessica

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