Hard Work vs. Talent

Hard work versus talent. Which one is more valuable? Which one do we reward? Who would you rather have on your team: hard workers, or workers with natural talent?

“Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.”

This quote has been attributed to many individuals, among them Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant as well as his mentor, Taras Brown. It’s powerful, both from the perspective of an athlete as well as that of a business leader. So how can we live this quote out? (more…)