21 June 2020

9. The X Factor of Talent with Natalie Born

We have started a series focused on the most important assets in our businesses, people, and what they bring to the table every day which is their talent. In this episode, we will talk about identifying the right people to hire and promote and how we should think about our own talent and the talent in others.

So let's dive in and talk about the X-Factor on talent. The better the talent, the better the potential.

Things you will learn in this episode:

[00:01 - 02:42] The X Factor on Talent 

  • I talked briefly about valuable information that you can take advantage of in this episode
  • Let’s talk about the X-Factor on talent. What is it all about? The better the talent, the better the potential
    • Three doors which a candidate or applicant  must pass through to have the X-Factor during the hiring process 


[02:43 - 06:40] Humilty

  • I talk about the  Door 1  which a candidate must pass through to have the X factor
  • Do you think yourself more highly than you should? Let’s uncover the scarcity mentality in business and the importance of humility
    • Are you humble?
    •  Pride or insecurity


[06:41 - 11:01] Teachable

  • I talk about the Door 2  which a candidate must pass through to have the X factor
    • Are you teachable?
    • The misconception of hiring the right candidate that is based only on their talent and skills
  • I give an insight about the challenge comes based on internal and external things that if these things collide it may be amazing or disastrous


[11:02 - 17:04] Failure

  • I talk about the Door 3  which a candidate must pass through to have the X factor
    • Have you failed?
  • What are the questions during the hiring process? This is an interesting part because I give 7 questions before considering hiring someone to help you think and reflect on it.
  • I give powerful advice about failure and how we will get back and overcome it
    • The fear of not creating has to be greater than the fear of failure.
  • Final words from me


Tweetable Quotes:

“Leadership is how others experience themselves when they're around you” -Amy Balog

“If talent alone is enough, why do we know highly talented people that are not highly successful?” -John Maxwell

“The talent may get you into the party. But this X factor keeps at the party” -Natalie Born

“We all know, talent to be this natural skill, ability, or aptitude. It's like this giftedness, but we also know that talent alone is not enough” -Natalie Born

“Humility and kindness will walk you through doors that your talent will not” -Natalie Born

“The fear of not creating something new has to be greater than the fear of failing at it” - Natalie Born


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