Today I am in demand as a coach, advisor, and speaker – not because I have one area of expertise, but because I have so many.
The Renaissance Person, the Polymath, wasn’t “T-Shaped” – with a smattering of different skills and one, deep specialty. Not at all! These people who changed the world – they had TEETH, they had both Width and Depth.
This is the Deep Generalist. Someone who may not have one single area of expertise that stands out, that makes them a world beater. They have depth all over the place: in multiple disciplines; in range and capabilities and expertise.
And they can bring that range to multiple different problems, often with a unique insight that creates a breakthrough the experts simply could not see. By exploring the full breadth of their interests, the Deep Generalist lives a richer, more authentic life … and is far more valuable to those around them.
Are you ready to be a Deep Generalist?