Every team experiences friction. But there is one source of friction I’ve observed in almost every organization I’ve ever been involved with. It comes down to a simple distinction, and I bet you’ve noticed it too. Depending on what side of the distinction you come down on, it’s easy to get frustrated with people on […]
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Leaders must be authentic if they are to connect with their followers. In this guest post by LaRae Quy, she shares what she learned as a former undercover FBI agent about authenticity when her life was on the line.
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.
Marcus Buckingham is one of the founders of the modern strengths movement. In his new book, he provides a new assessment tool and explains how to use your strengths to give you the edge at work.
Many people fail at work and in life because they focus too much on the obstacle rather than the opportunity. Is it true in your organization?
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.
Reality check: My blog readership has plateaued. The number of my monthly visitors has been relatively flat for the past few months. For someone whose primary strength is “achiever,” this is a bitter pill to swallow. I immediately think, What am I doing wrong?
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.