The title of Geoff Colvin’s book says it all: Talent is Overrated. The scientific research makes it clear that stars are made not born, and natural ability is overrated — even though most people still think the best performers are “just born that way.”

The Habits for Excellence summarizes three major strategies that contribute to maximizing one’s potential for excellence: seeking capable coaching and constructive feedback, the will to get started and the grit to stick to it, and the importance of deliberate practice. In this module, participants will evaluate their habits for excellence by utilizing the Habits for Excellence Personal Profile and discover strategies to apply the habits to their own life.