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Hard Work Or Natural Talent
Ask yourself this, if you were hiring a new candidate would you hire the natural who flies through almost every task they’re given or the gritty hard-worker who continually strives to better themselves with every little job they do?
Did you know that when faced with this choice, 60% of hiring managers will choose natural talent over hard work? It is sadly the case, that in many such situations the drive, conscientiousness and pluck of “strivers” can often go unrecognized.
Why is this? Recent psychological studies have revealed that most people harbor an unconscious bias towards “naturals” which can mean that we often are more likely to deem the performance of naturals as superior to the very same performance of strivers.
Davitt Corporate Partners have created an infographic which investigates the relationship between hard work and natural talent and tries to judge if either one of the two is more effective. This handy infographic lays out the respective benefits of both natural talent and hard work and offers insights on how to nurture the best of both in others so that they succeed in all they do.
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