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The Renaissance Man

June 16, 2009

My wife and I went to dinner with friends a couple of days ago. This couple is in their 70’s and are just incredible. Why? They have done a ton of things in their lives and continue to do so. The fellow has been an investment banker, a minister, a president of a number of companies, a writer, a mediator, a university faculty member, as well as a myriad of other things that I’ve forgotten. And, of course, he has also carried on his roles as son, husband, father, volunteer, leader, etc. etc.

So, why am I so drawn to this fellow? Because he is basically a Renaissance Man. He has skills, talents and experiences in so many different areas. And, that is the kind of person who I find very interesting. Is that because I aspire to be the same? Maybe. But, most importantly it is because wide knowledge and the “big picture” are things that I’m innately wired for. And, I know this because I’ve done the inventory.

As I promote in my work, it is so important to take inventory of yourself and your leadership, your talents, your strengths. With this knowledge (which very few people actually take the time to do), you will increase your ability to perform at a simply world class level.

So, if you had to fill in the blanks, what would you put in?

I am The __________ [Man / Woman / Guy / Girl / Person]

Have Fun!

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