Lead with Your Strengths for Job Satisfaction and Success
If you want to be more successful, do what you enjoy, every day. Identify the activities you are best at and the ones you love to do. These are your strengths. When you apply your strengths to your business challenges, you will be more productive, you will be recognized for excellence, and you will have more job satisfaction.
Lead with Your Strengths
Most business professionals assess their strengths and weakness when they are ready to leave their current position. They take inventory, then carefully craft a resume that will get through the HR screening and directly onto desk of the hiring manager for their “dream” job.
Imagine what would happen if, instead of simply listing your strongest business assets on your resume, you started applying them to your current job. If you did that, you would become more skilled in those areas, you would have more energy, and you would begin to really enjoy your work. You might find that you actually love your job.
Inventory your Skills, Identify your Strengths
Your inventory should include your strengths and your weaknesses. A strength is an activity that you are naturally good at and that you enjoy doing. A weakness is an activity that drains your energy, maybe because you are not good at it or maybe because you just don’t like it.
Feel free to download the Strengths Inventory from the Fearless Project Management website to help you pinpoint the skills where you excel and the ones you really enjoy.
After completing your inventory, instead of focusing on improving your weaknesses, as many professionals do, focus on your strengths. By spending more time on activities that you are good at, you will do your best work. It will increase your self-confidence and sense of accomplishment and you will deliver projects more successfully.