659. Expert Interview: How to Discover What You Were Really Born to Do
Ron Carucci is co-founder and managing partner at Navalent, working with CEOs and executives pursuing transformational change for their organizations. He has a 30-year track record helping some of the world’s most influential executives tackle challenges of strategy, organization and leadership.
He’s is a regular contributor to HBR and Forbes, and has been featured in Fortune, CEO Magazine, BusinessInsider, and many others. He led a 10-year longitudinal study on executive transition to find out why over 50% of leaders fail within their first 18 months of appointment, and uncovering the four differentiating capabilities that set successful leaders apart. Those findings are highlighted in his Groundbreaking Amazon #1 best-selling book, Rising To Power, co-authored with Eric Hansen.
How to Discover What You Were Really Born to Do
“So often, people early in their career struggle with what Millennials call FOMO, the fear of missing out. They don’t want to choose because they think they have so many options available to them. Yet, I’m always astounded by people in their mid-career, who’ve been in the workplace for 10-plus years, yet they’re every bit as stuck. Often, they lack an understanding about what they really are gifted to do, what will bring them the most passion. They’re bored. They’re about to turn 40. They’re at a defining moment when they perceive, seemingly all of a sudden, they have kids, a mortgage and a car payment, and feel like they’re barely coasting, that nothing provides them meaning and purpose anymore.”
Why Is This Important?
“People so often don’t know their own story. They don’t know who they have become on the journey they’ve been on. They don’t know what they have to offer the world. We developed techniques to help people find and shape their own story.”
What Are the Key Lessons Learned Here?
“The one place where we can’t hide from our own talent is in our desires. I think there’s a dream beating in each of our hearts that we can’t stop. If you can unearth it, and listen to what it’s telling you, I do believe that there are optimal places for you to contribute.”
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