Blarney!

If public speaking is a challenge for you, then consider the following: What is the correlation between the late Sir Winston Churchill, the late King George VI of England, and the quest to “kiss” the Blarney Stone in Dublin, Ireland? The correlation is the quest for improving one’s speaking eloquence, the “gift of gab”, or oratorical ability. Like Winston Churchill, King George VI and Blarney Stone “kiss” seekers, many of us are painfully aware of the need to improve our public speaking skills perhaps just not to the extreme of these dear departed cousins across the big, blue water.

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Which comes first, talent or strategy?

It is a commonplace view in modern management thinking that strategic plans come first and all else follows. But what if that is not true? What if talent comes first and strategy follows?

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