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"Results Derived from Within"
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Your Strengths and Become a “Twenty Percenter”
Last month we discussed that according to Gallup research
only twenty percent of people report that they are currently
in a role where they have a chance to do what they do best
everyday. Would you like to become a “Twenty Percenter”? The first
step was to identify your strengths - what you are good at
and what you love to do.
This month’s issue is dedicated to actively seeking
out environments in which you can use those strengths.
Once you have identified your top three strengths and your
top accomplishments you are now ready for the next step in
the process. The
next step is to start USING your strength words.
Actively make them a part of your vocabulary.
Consciously match your accomplishments with your strengths.
Make it mandatory that you tell one person, each day what
you are good at. This can be very subtle, but over time the
message will be clear.
Below are some examples:
“Thank you; I was delighted to plan the event as
arranging is one of my top strengths.”
“I can help in this project by building the risk
mitigation plan. I
am very deliberative and once I examine all possibilities
and build a plan, it will not unravel.”
“I am a maximizer, I love to take good projects and make
“I would like to lead the new project in order to get it
up and running. I
am an activator; I am good at taking action, my goal this
year is to do more of it.”
I am working with a former Supply Chain Manager who is in
career transition. He
very diligently emailed 20 of his colleagues to find out
what they believed were his top three strengths and his
The one word that kept rising to the top above all
others was the word THOROUGH.
Now, if you were going to hire a Supply Chain
Manager, wouldn’t you like to hire someone who 20 people
have described as thorough?
Of course you would.
Armed with that information, he is feeling very
recently attended a local procurement group meeting and came
away with several leads.
This is the way to positively move forward to the
next step of his career.
This could be you! Whether you are looking to change jobs,
or simply make your current position a bit more interesting;
beginning to tell people what your strengths are is a great
way to Derive Results from Within.
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with a friend or colleague. As always, YOUR SUCCESS IS MY