Monday, 8 April 2013


Everything I have read over the last thirty odd years has convinced me that talent, potential and genius is out there in bucket loads if you are prepared to look for it. Research clearly shows that success is 30% coaching, teaching, mentoring and supporting and 70% hard work. It's important that we all understand that the chief impediments to learning are not cognitive; it's not that any of our students can't learn or don't have the potential to achieve great things, it's that many of them don't think they can because we've told them that they are lazy or stupid or simply not clever enough. Master coaching, deliberate practice and hard work are the keys to success and one of our major challenges is to help young people understand their talents and the things they are, and can be, good at. We all of us have great minds, great talents and great potential… you might not believe it yet, but understanding this means that you will be able to achieve so much more.

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