Q: What could you and your team do with your personal genius fully expressed?
There is a story about trumpet virtuoso Wynton Marsalis that we hope is true.
It seems that a young boy and his father found Mr. Marsalis in the lobby of a hotel. He was there to speak on a symposium panel. The father asked Mr. Marsalis if he had any wisdom for his son, a budding trumpet player himself. Word has it that Mr. Marsalis gave the young man a lesson right there, even missing his symposium.
While his actions were generous, there's something deeper here. Being one of the best musicians in the world, Marsalis knew genius. But he also saw potential in the boy. The boy may never be a virtuoso, but this generous act helped the boy fully express his own personal genius.
The unique talents, passions and energies of our team and ourselves are parts of our own genius. Discovering, expressing and nurturing this genius are less about becoming the best in the world and more about becoming the best of yourself.