You are in tune with the importance of strengths in the workplace, how to define your personal strengths and what to emphasize in your personal growth and development. This knowledge is an important first step; our hope is that you are putting this knowledge to practice in managing your career and personal development. If not we would encourage you to implement a process for identifying and verifying your unique strengths and under what conditions or situations these strengths are best utilized. You would be an excellent candidate to share your perceptions and experiences with others in a Career Club setting.
You have some mixed views of the importance of personal strengths versus weaknesses and their role in your personal growth and career satisfaction. Sometimes your focus and thoughts are on your weaknesses or you are in doubt about how to best identify your unique strengths, and the importance progressive managers and organizations place on strengths. It is our position that you should develop your strengths to the point where any personal weaknesses are irrelevant. The best way to do this is to implement a process for identifying and verifying your unique strengths and under what condition or situations these strengths are best utilized. Review your individual answers to each of the questions for clues on where it would be best to work on those areas causing some doubt about the importance of personal strengths. A Career Club might be an alternative source of help in resolving these issues.
Either your present career or future career will likely be very frustrating since you focus on weaknesses or havent sought help or taken the time to identify what makes you truly uniqueyour strengths. Or, you feel progressive managers and organizations are more concerned with improving your weaknesses versus building your strengths. We would suggest you seek help in elevating strengths to their proper position for your career satisfaction as well as implementing a process for identifying and verifying your unique strengths and under what conditions or situations these strengths are best utilized. Although your individual answers to each of the questions will provide you clues on where best to start on this journey, we would recommend seeking help similar to the Career Clubs discussed on http://careerclubsinternational.com .
About the Quiz
By, Matt M. Starcevich, Ph.D., CEO, the Center for Coaching and Mentoring, Inc., a firm devoted to executive coaching, training and consultation in Team Work, Coaching, Mentoring, and Leadership, Co-author of Teamwork: We Have Met The Enemy and They Are Us, The Coach: Creating Partnerships for a Competitive Edge, and Win Win Partnerships: Be On The Leading Edge With Synergistic Coaching.
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