In sports all coaches must recruit. In the world of work HR department does the same. Do we have the leadership skill of vision when we see potential? I remember when I first heard this story below years ago and realized how our perception determine much in our lives. It is the same skill of perception that allows you to notice skill or talent in another. Are you taking someone in your life or place of work for granted? I took the following story from here.
No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the greatest musicians in the world. He played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, with a violin worth $3.5 million dollars. Two days before, Joshua Bell sold-out a theater in Boston where the seats averaged $100 each to sit and listen to him play the same music.This is a true story. Joshua Bell, playing incognito in the D.C. Metro Station, was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste and people’s priorities.In a common-place environment, at an inappropriate hour, do we perceive beauty? If so, do we stop to appreciate it?Do we recognize talent in an unexpected context?
If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world, playing some of the finest music ever written, with one of the most beautiful instruments ever made . . . How many other things are we missing as we rush through life?
It is the same skill of perception that allows you to notice skill or talent in another. Are you taking someone in your life or place of work for granted? Look closer, Listen deeper.