1.We need to know our strengths in order to know where we belong.
2.The only way to discover your strengths is through feedback analysis. Whenever you make a key decision or take a key action, write down what you expect will happen. Nine or 12 months later, compare the actual results with your expectations.
3. Practiced consistently, this simple method will show you within a fairly short period of time, maybe 2 or 3 years, where your strengths lie- and this is the most important thing to do.
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4. First and foremost, concentrate on your strengths. Put yourself where your strengths can produce results.
5.Second, work on improving your strengths. Analysis will rapidly show where you need to improve skills or acquire new ones. It will also show the gaps in your knowledge-and those can usually be filled. Mathematicians are born, but everyone can learn trigonometry.
6.Third, discover where your intellectual arrogance is causing disabling ignorance and overcome it. Far too many people especially people with great expertise in one area-are contemptuous of knowledge in other areas.
To answer it, they must address three distinct elements:
1. What does the situation require ?
2. Given my strengths, my way of performing, and my values, how can I make the greatest contribution to what needs to be done?
3. And finally, What results have to be achieved to make a difference?
4. A plan usually cover no more than 18 months and still be reasonably clear and specific
Few questions to ask to know how i perform👇
1. Am I a Reader or Listener ?
2. How do I learn?
3. Do I work well with people or am I a loner?
4. If you do work well with people, you then must ask, in what relationship ?
5. Do I produce results as a decision maker or as an adviser?
6. Do I Perform well under stress , or do I need a highly structured and predictable environment?
7. Do I work best in a big organization or a small one ?
The conclusion bears repeating Do not try to change yourself - you are unlikely to succeed. But work hard to improve the way you perform .
Most people never make a conscious decision about their careers and end up at a certain place, due to external factors and present opportunities. Their career path wasn't carved out or planned.
Creating your career is something that most people don't think of at an early stage when they are not sure about themselves and the world around them.
I’ve never met a successful person who did not build a career on their strengths. It simply does not exist.
No one can perform well by doing something they are bad at.
Sure, you can improve your weaknesses. But it’s not an effective strategy.
So figure out how you perform. Identify your strengths. Then, go to the next step.
Whenever you're asked what your workplace strengths are, you’ll want to be able to identify them.
There are four primary workplace strengths. These are the essential strengths to getting work done in today’s knowledge age, where work is interdependent, somewhat invisible, and ever-changing.
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