I just came across a brilliant article that I think you’ll find
SO helpful, especially if you’re looking for new input
on how to develop your career and your life.
It’s written by Peter Drucker, a great Strategic Interventionist
working in the area of management and organizational
psychology – but it’s not just about management.
It’s about how to manage and guide yourself in anything
that’s meaningful to you – how to understand yourself,
strengthen yourself, energize yourself, create more meaning
and guide yourself to your greater success and fulfillment.
It’s really a wonderful piece! You can get it HERE
as a free download (it should download directly)
A key part of any success is self-understanding: you need
to know how you’re ALREADY wired in order to capitalize on
the innate strengths, talents, and convictions you already have.
Drucker guides you to ask yourself five questions:
1. What are my strengths?
Our culture teaches us to be well-rounded. Our schools force us
to work on our weaknesses by taking classes on topics we will
always find difficult. But the truth is that all of us have vast areas
in which we are NOT strong and never will be excellent.
But it often takes less effort to become outstanding in an area of strength
than it takes to become mediocre in an area we have no strength.
In work, you need to understand and focus on your strengths.
2. How do I work?
What’s your learning style? How do you best take in information
and turn it into results? If you know how you learn best, you’ll
be able to understand more quickly and retain new knowledge
much longer, and you’ll be much more skillful in your communication.
3. What are my values?
What do you see as your most important responsibilities for living
a worthy, ethical life? These are your emotional drivers that will
either bring out your greatest strengths – or will leave you conflicted.
4. Where do I belong?
For thousands of years of human history, people did not have a choice
of where they should go and what they should do. If you were born
a peasant, you did what others did and died a peasant. Today we not only
have a choice – sometimes the choice is overwhelming. Here are the
key questions to ask yourself about where you should be that will
bring out the best in you and most benefit the people around you.
5. What can I contribute?
In earlier eras, companies told business people what their contribution
should be. Work was based on force. Today, work is based on choice.
You must be intelligent and decide yourself. Based on
your strengths, work style, and values, understand you how might
make the greatest contribution to your workplace and the world.
Success in the knowledge economy comes to those who know themselves.
I hope you’ll take advantage of this excellent article!
You can download it for free right HERE
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Here’s the link to the article again: http://budurl.com/usk8