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7 Principles of Transformational Leadership by Hugh Blane

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6

The Perseverance Principle

Talent Is as Common as Table Salt and Can Ruin Your Dinner

I’ve met exceptionally smart and talented leaders who, when confronted with adversity, crumble like a house of cards in a windstorm. I’ve also met other leaders whose talent and brilliance is less pronounced, but who will persevere through unimaginable adversity in order to be successful. After all of my coaching and consulting work I’ve concluded that when it comes to transformational performance, talent is overrated and perseverance is underestimated.

Perseverance is prominently displayed in the world of politics, business, and sports. In politics, Abraham Lincoln failed to be elected or reelected 12 times before finally being elected President of the United ...

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