560: Geoff Colvin, part 1: How to Become an Expert
My first week’s assignment to my leadership classes at NYU for years has been to watch Geoff’s conversation with Charlie Rose. Geoff got his MBA at NYU, but somehow I took years to connect with him. He was delighted to be a guest.
I assign Geoff’s work because he communicates a message that you can become an expert and how to do it better than anyone. He speaks simply, eloquently, citing research, telling stories, and encouraging. In our conversation he explains and clarifies the meaning of deliberate practice. It’s exactly what I want my students to learn before my class since it shows what will help them learn to lead in practice (not just reading and writing).
In our conversation, Geoff shares his work, clarifying for me some parts I needed clarifying, motivating me more. He also sounded intrigued by the Spodek Method motivating sharing his environmental values and acting on them. You’ll hear two people who act and write on leadership discussing the method and how it works. I can’t wait to hear his results.