How Great Leaders Excel

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Have you ever felt that your lack of knowledge in a specific area is holding you back from attaining success?

I’m going to share with you a fascinating story on this point in just a moment.

Start learning everything you can about the area you want to improve in. Talk with people that have successfully achieved what you want to achieve.

Have you ever had an opportunity, a project you really wanted to take on but didn’t, for fear that you weren’t knowledgeable enough?

Well then, let me introduce you to Joe Jimenez. Joe is the CEO of Novartis, one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies.

I read about his story in a great book “Future Thinkers” published by McGraw Hill and authored by Stuart Crainer and Des Dearlove.

Mr. Jimenez faced a huge challenge when he took a leadership role at the giant pharma company – he wasn’t a scientist.

Now, just imagine that. Here is a man with no science background tasked with leading the strategy of a global $220 Billion science based company.

To become successful in his position, here’s what Joe Jimenez did:

He clearly understood it was critical that he learn as much as possible about the science part of their business, from medicines and molecules to mechanisms.

He hired a tutor and coach that would arrive early to his office, before the work day started, and would be taught all about how disease progresses, and the implications of diseases, compounds and more.

He then took what he was learning and applied it by getting involved in conversations with scientists and at meetings.

Whatever it is, the path is clear. The light is at the end of the tunnel. But only if you decide to start down that path and enter the tunnel. Otherwise you’ll never get to where you want to go.

Jimenez is not alone. This approach and focus on learning what you don’t know as quickly as you can, is common among great leaders and successful business people.

So my friend, is there an area of your business and life that you’d like to improve? It might be a relationship, your health and fitness, or getting more clients and increasing your income.

Whatever it is, the path is clear. The light is at the end of the tunnel. But only if you decide to start down that path and enter the tunnel. Otherwise you’ll never get to where you want to go.

Start learning everything you can about the area you want to improve in. Talk with people that have successfully achieved what you want to achieve.

Most importantly, take action!

There are many people around you that can help you. You just need to seek them out.

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