Check out this podcast of Charlie Rose interviewing Geoff Colvin, author of Talent is Overrated. I like the part where they get into the nitty-grotty about practice - and the practical ways we can build our craft(s) ever day. Almost anything we endeavor to do well is a craft, such as:
And we need to practice - stay engaged. If you are a manager and leader, consider this. We should never expect our employees to be any more engaged than we are. We should never expect our employees to feel any more connected to the goals than we are.