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"Results Derived from Within"
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Your Strengths and Become a “Twenty Percenter”
One of the
important lessons that I learned from my Coach in 1995,
which I enthusiastically pass on in my coaching practice is:
your strengths - What you are good at and what you love to
actively seek out environments in which you can use those
strengths that make you the happiest.
In his most recent book, the strengths and leadership
guru, Marcus Buckingham stated that according to Gallup
research only twenty percent of people report that they are
in a role where they have a chance to do what they do best
you like to become a “Twenty Percenter”? If so, then you
need to start by identifying your strengths.
Below are three simple strategies to start you on
your way to discovering your strengths. This is the first
step to becoming a “Twenty Percenter”.
Survey your colleagues.
Email 20 colleagues and ask them to respond to two
first is, “What do you think is my greatest
second is, “What do you think are my three greatest
Once you receive the responses, ponder them carefully.
Review all the words and group them into categories of like
these groups, discover the three that best describe you.
Actively match your accomplishments with those three words.
For example, if one strength is that you are
innovative, identify seven examples of how you demonstrated
your innovativeness in your line of work.
I am working with the former CEO of a small firm who,
in seven years, grew it by 300% and then successfully sold
the firm (without any people causalities).
After completing this exercise she determined that
her biggest strength is that she is a “wall of positive
with that and some great networking skills, she is feeling
empowered and is positively moving forward to the next step
of her career.
This could be you; you could become a “Twenty Percenter”.
Complete the exercises, find a partner, work with a coach
and discover how you too can Derive Results from Within.
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