What are you really good at and what do you like doing best? The answers to those questions will help you to find your Sweet Spot at work. In this video Don Phin will take you through a simple exercise that will help you to define your sweet spot. When you work in that sweet spot more than half of the time you've hit the career jackpot. You will also understand the benefits of conducting this exercise with the people that you manage
- I want you to stop…and think about two questions for a moment.…What are you really good at,…and what do you like doing best.…The answers to those two questions…will help you to find your sweet spot at work.…Your sweet spot is that place…when you do something well,…and you enjoy doing it well.…When you're in your sweet spot, you're more engaged.…You look forward to doing that work…because it's energy giving not energy depleting.…And I know, that on a days when you're engaged at work,…you go home feeling better about yourself,…and that impacts how you treat friends and family.…
I'd like to show you a simple exercise…that will help you to define your sweet spot.…First, list the five best technical skills you have…that relate to your current job.…If you're in the marketing department,…you might say something like blogging,…PowerPoint, social media sites, copywriting and Word.…If you have a problem with answering that question,…ask yourself what would others say…are your five best skills.…Once that's done, then circle the two things…
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- Exercising discretionary effort
- Attracting engaged employees
- Assessing the fit of employees
- Making onboarding more engaging
- Learning from new employees
- Provide opportunities for career growth
- Clarifying objectives
- Measuring engagement using surveys
- Being present for employees
- Driving engagement with fun