Wouldn't some people say that of you? (There is no room for false modesty here.)
They were not content to rest on their achievements; they went looking for greater power and wisdom. And they were willing to give a handsome gift when they found it.
Would people say that about you?
For 2011, consider focusing on your strengths, not your weaknesses. Take your strengths to the next level. As a leader, you will need to challenge those you lead to do the same. Begin the new year with a plan and a commitment to up your game while mentoring others to do the same.
- Identify your three or five greatest personal assets - the traits that have made you successful.
- Determine what else you could learn that would make those assets even more valuable to you and your organization.
- Find the books, courses and people who can help you take your abilities to the next level.
- To help others, do what has been suggested in this column before:
o Write down your ideas - Steve Blue did and his book, "Burnarounds" is a stellar example
o Develop courses - Do-It-Yourself, in-house training is effective even if it is not smooth and polished
o Be a mentor - challenge others as you would like to be challenged; teach as THEY would like to be taught
2011 is here - make the best of it!
Chuck Reaves CSP, CPAE, CSO