As a leader, it is critical to know what drives you. In this guest post, Jim Mellado, President of the Willow Creek Association, shares four questions he asks himself when he is not sure about his own motivations.
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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.
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.
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.