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You need to explore new roles, to discover your gifts.
Think of your workplace as a laboratory. Encourage flexible roles and see how it goes. If people are excited about trying something else and you have some evidence that they could be good, then experiment with it.
When naming your strengths, avoid overused terms like 'passionate' or 'dedicated.'
By coming up with an exciting word, you avoid all the typical connotations. And once you can put a word to your strengths, it becomes much more embedded in your everyday life.
When you engage in an activity you are truly good at, your excitement is visible. Your pupils dilate, your chest is broader, your speech is fast and fluid, and your arms spread wider.
Ask a close mentor when you appear most animated or observe yourself for a day. When do you feel most engaged? Most energized?
When naming your strengths, avoid what "wastebasket terms," meaning overused words like 'passionate' or 'dedicated.'
Instead, come up with a unique term that captures your specific strength. Once you can put a word to your strengths, it becomes much more embedded in your everyday life.
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Improv, a theatrical exercise where you improvise a scene with a group of people, essentially mirrors that experience. You have to get used to change fast.
If you work behind a closed door, this will be a great exercise for stepping outside your safety zone.
You might have a less productive week, but seeing your workplace from a different perspective will foster an open mind and encourage collaboration.