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Leaders are chronic learners, and Earvin “Magic” Johnson— Basketball Hall-of-Famer, entrepreneur and philanthropist— is proof of that fact. As a champion basketball player turned business leader, Magic attributes his pursuit of knowledge to his success. “I was thirsty and hungry for knowledge, and that’s what really got me started,” he says of his transition from court to boardroom in an interview at Leadercast 2020—Positive Disruption. He shares the following lessons he gained through his experiences on and off the court.
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11/2/2020 12:22:44 pm
I really enjoyed this weeks video! He had so many good points that it was hard to decide what I loved most. I think he hit the nail on the head by stating you have to think outside the box. At one point we were told that getting a college degree would set us apart in the applicant pool. That's simply not the case anymore. It's time to think outside the box and reach out for as many resources as possible. Obviously we can't take 50 CEO's to lunch to gain support and ideas. But attending things like Leadercast, and Boone County Leadership Institute, gives us that out of the box advantage that others aren't getting. We have to constantly work and seek knowledge and perspectives of others.
11/4/2020 03:22:11 am
Magic Johnson's emphasis on life-long learning was the over-riding theme which stood out the most for me from his interview. That being open to learn is the key to sustained success brings a positive perspective to any situation, allowing individuals to move on from present successes as well as failures. His example of looking to the future and working towards obtaining the skills and knowledge to succeed in your next chosen field was an admirable attribute that Magic modeled. Additionally, his perspective as an athlete to not let naysayers stop you was reminiscent of Bozoma Saint John's advice to "always be working to better yourself" and "listen to your inner voice" as key aspects of positive disruption.
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