10 Things That Require Zero Talent

10 Things That Require Zero Talent

We recently saw a quote image on social media that simply read, “10 Things That Require Zero Talent.” These are modest characteristics and skills that do not require innate talent or training for but can be worked on to build capabilities which could have a positive impact on your career and personal life.

The list is simple, forthright, and honest which got us thinking about our own values here at ICON. Here are are just a few connections to the definitions and behaviors associated with our ICON Values:

  1.    Being on time

Accountability:  Our efforts affect everyone; it’s on me to make excellence happen.  

  1.    Work ethic

      Integrity: At all costs, we are united in honesty.

  1.    Effort

      Work Smart: Act with urgency. Remain responsive to change. Work efficiently.

  1.    Body Language

      Act Like Owners: Be accountable for our actions and inactions

  1.    Energy

      Leadership: The courage to shape a better future.

  1.    Attitude
       Collaboration:  Leverage collective genius.
  1.    Passion

      Passion: Fully committed daily in heart and mind.

  1.    Being Coachable

      Work Smart: Have the courage to change course when needed.

  1.    Doing Extra

      Quality: We function with outstanding results for everyone.

  1.  Being Prepared

Serve our Markets: Laser focus on our customers and clients. In the market we  listen, evaluate, and recommend.

As you read through the list  it’s hard not to pause and reflect while asking yourself what are you doing to get better at each of these?