The point is, we all have things we're good at and things we're not good at. I learned a long time ago that my work would be more productive if I worked to my strengths and spent less time working on improving weak skills. I think it happened when I hit a "certain age" and life seemed to be moving along quicker than I wanted. Then I came across a handy little book in one of my Masters classes - Strengths Finder 2.0 by Tom Rath. It was required reading for the program, but to my surprise it had a little code in the back to use for an online test. Once you take the test it spits out a report on your strengths and then it begins to tell you what you already knew about yourself.
What was confirmed for me? Well...
- I have a craving to know more information. I like to gather it up and save it for a time when I can share it, discuss it and learn even more.
- I like to work on projects and learn new things, I like the process of learning itself. I need a challenge and get bored easily by routine tasks.
- I find it easy to put my thoughts into words, written and spoken, and I love to entertain people with amusing stories.
- I like to help people connect with each other and enjoy working with a team.
- I'm able to strategize, connect the dots, taking lots of information and putting it together so that it makes sense to everyone.
What are your strengths? What do you do best?