Creating new projects is a great way to build business relationships. When thinking about a stretch project, consider the sweet spot between your passion, skills, and the needs of the organization. Then, consider who else might bond over your mission.
- Psychologists from Stanford University and Yale … report that passion needs to be cultivated … instead of discovered. … The same is true of passion projects. … We often think great project ideas … fall out of the sky, but they don't. … Instead, be open to taking the time … to cultivate those projects. … Discover how to combine your unique abilities … to generate ideas … and build rapport with others. … Let's look at how you can identify a project … you like to create … and then involve others in your organization. … First, find the sweet spot … between your passion, skills, … and an organizational need. … Make a list of the things you like to do more of … in your day to day. … For example, maybe you have a graphic design muscle … you like to flex more often. … Write down what you're best at. … You may not like project management … as much as graphic design, … but if you're detail-oriented and well organized, … list that as a skill. … Then, identify a need within the organization. … Maybe your company has an issue …
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- Name the factors that will help you identify the sweet spot for creating a project that serves both you and your organization.