Do you know what your top five strengths are? Here’s why it’s important and how you can be more productive and achieve greater happiness in your job.
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Early in my career, I thought I had to be good at everything. Not true. You can’t be good at everything. In fact, you can only be great at a few things. The sooner you realize this, the more quickly you can focus on your strengths and steer clear of your weaknesses.
I have been a Marcus Buckingham devotee for years. As you may recall, he is the one who started the “strengths revolution” with the New York Times bestseller, Now Discover Your Strengths. This month we will publish Find Your Strongest Life: What the Happiest and Most Successful Women Do Differently, In a moment, I will tell you how to get a copy FREE if you are a blogger.
Once a quarter, we pull all our Nashville-based employes together (about 400) for an all-company team meeting. Our goal is three-fold: to report on the previous quarter’s results, recognize outstanding performance, and preview our “coming attractions.” We held this quarter’s meeting yesterday at The Donelson Fellowship, a church near our corporate headquarters.
Rather than reviewing one book this week, I thought I would share my favorite business books. I get asked this question regularly, most recently when I was lecturing at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Business School earlier this week.
A few weeks ago, we had Marcus Buckingham in to speak at our All Employee Meeting. He did a fantastic job. Because we are committed to building a strengths-based organization, we also gave a copy of his new book, The Truth About You, to each of our employees. I only wish someone had given me this message 30 years ago.
This is probably the most important question you could ever ask. The answer will determine how fast you advance in your career and, more importantly, how happy you are in your job. Many of us have had to figure it out the hard way—by trial and error.