The Tyranny of Talent: How it Compels and Limits Athletic Achievement – AND Why We Should Ignore It.
Talent, it is the currency that drives the world of sport from the grassroot entry levels right up to professional and elite world class sport.
However, could it be that what we do not know and understand about Talent, Talent Identification and Talent Development is the very thing that is holding us back from achieving true top performance?
There is plenty of evidence indicating that this is indeed the case.
If we dig into the current research surrounding “TALENT” it is quite evident that our lack of understanding in the areas of talent ID, talent development and “TALENT” itself may be the very thing that is holding us back from achieving true Talent Development.
It is one of the Greatest Conundrums in Sport Today.
If we are going to move sport and human performance forward:
· We need to better understand what talent is and how to address it with in our sporting systems.
· We need to better understand Talent Identification and the powerful influence (both positive and negative) it has on the process of athlete and player development. During an athlete’s development when does talent ID even make sense. Currently we are horrific at predicting future performance based on current performance.
· And we need to better understand the process of athlete and player development. It’s a long game with countless variables.
And, I have a strong feeling it is not about what we should be doing, it is more about what we should stop doing.
This week on Krush Performance we discuss the Krush MUST READ Book, “The Tyranny of Talent: How It Compels and Limits Athletic Achievement…And Why You Should Ignore It” with Krush Hall of Famer Dr. Joe Baker.
Join us this week on Krush Performance as we address the issues, discuss our current knowledge and outline where we need to go when it comes to Talent, Talent Identification and Talent Development.