Volume 4, Issue 6

Coach Vickie Bevenour - www.CoachVickie.com

July 2006

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... is a quick tip ezine for Managers who believe in "Results Derived from Within"
Written by: Vickie Bevenour

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The RDW Group, Inc.
114 Partheni Court
Cary , NC 27519

July 2006 

Use 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 them great.”

·     “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 greatest accomplishments.  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 empowered.  He 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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