Feeling Lost? Evaluate Your Strengths to Maximize Your Career

career maximize strengths Feb 19, 2019

This is part 3 of a 7-part series on “Reclaiming Your Voice At Work” that explores the different reasons our voice and impact weakens over time and strategies to reclaim it.

Whether you are an introvert, extrovert, ambivert or omnivert, we each have amazing traits and aspects of ourselves that can also jam us up if not managed and nurtured.  These traits can be our strongest tools or our biggest downfalls in determining our career growth.

Through increasing your understanding of how your style and strengths can affect your career, you’ll be more in control of how you show up and maximize your impact!

Good Day, Bad Day

Perhaps you’ve heard the phrase “dark side.”  The meaning can vary, but overall it has a negative context.  I would argue that by embracing both sides of us we’ll be more self-aware, which is the number one predictor of success for executives. Instead of squelching our dark side, we can learn to be aware of...

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Stop Acting Like You Aren't Awesome. Own it, Invest, and Dominate.

My post on 4/3 tackled getting into alignment at work and it was a doozie!  Many of you had requests to go a bit deeper into the content, so I will break it in pieces and share a bit more about each of the “7 Ways To Get Alignment At Work” (and in life!).  This is an expansion of tip #2: Know Your Talents.

Flex Your Superpower Muscles

You’ve got them.  I’ve got them.  These awesome, very personal, superpowers.  Your talents.  Your strengths.

I believe in the nature versus nurture argument that nature would win here, as your superpowers are innate.  They come natural to you.  “Second nature.”  They can certainly be developed and grown, but regardless, they are in you – either dormant or leveraged.

After years of a variety of personality and performance assessments, all of which add different value, I decided to settle down with StrengthsFinder by Gallup.  Here’s why:

  1. It looks...
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