To some people, success comes naturally. It's as if they're born predestined. In sports, it's people like these who achieve hat tricks -- a series of outstanding feats (usually three) accomplished by a single player. The idea originated in cricket. When a player did something great, they were given a new hat.
In many ways, it's like this in business. When you do something well, you're usually given another hat -- to wear or juggle. An achievement, yes, but also a challenge. Awhile back, I read an article about John D. Rockefeller. He had identified a trio of barriers to the growth of a business -- any business. And, in response to his observations, he identified three habits (all of which he practiced himself) to help avoid stumbling on these barriers to success. I've dubbed them the Rockefeller Hat Trick.
While one's natural tendencies do play a role in a person's success, it doesn't hurt to be aware of some of the pitfalls and the habits we can cultivate to improve our chance to succeeding.
Rockefeller's Three Barriers
Systems and Structures
The Rockefeller Hat Trick -- Three Habits for Achieving Success
For Trade Secrets Members, I've put together some additional insights on success from Patrick Lencioni's book, The 5 Temptations of a CEO. Share these great pointers with everyone in your organization in the hopes of growing a great team of leaders.