As Thomas Jefferson said, “I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it”.
Hard work is the single greatest competitive advantage. Ideas don’t happen because they are great. The genius is in the execution, aka the “99% perspiration”.
Perspiration implies sweat, self-discipline, and occasional exhaustion. I think this is what Malcolm Gladwell teaches us in his book Outliers when he proposes that a true mastery of anything requires 10,000 hours of doing it. There are no shortcuts to lasting success.
Hard work, also known as- perseverance and drive for results, is always the baseline of great achievements.
Calvin Coolidge said, “ Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not. Genius will not. The slogan ‘Press on’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”
We pursue our search projects with energy, drive, and a need to finish. We seldom give up before finishing, especially in the face of setbacks.
This brings us right back to where these blogs started – to the symbolism of the Lion. As said before,
• KGT conducts our work when the sun is rising and setting in different parts of the world simultaneously! We follow the sun and the moon to maintain effective and timely communications with clients and candidates – whether they are in the US, Latin America, the EU, or Asia Pacific. This requires hard work backed by mental and physical fitness.
• We are one of the few recruiting teams who are able to sustainably thrive in the truly global talent market.
• KGT is fortunate to be comprised of 14 individuals across the globe who have the work ethic and passion required to achieve consistent results. We maintain our team productivity by constant communications, honestly caring about each other, having fun, and helping each other.
• And, this pays off in terms of the speed and quality of our services and results for our clients.
Thank you for your comments along the way. We will focus next on our clients’ most pressing topics:
-Going Global – Being Global
-Talent Considerations in the era of Globalization
-The “Global Mindset”
-Operating in the Two-Speed Economy (slower speeds for domestic operations and fast speeds in emerging markets)
-Managing Global Talent – Going Beyond Expat Strategies Emerging Market Talent Management